from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A violent squall with thunder and lightning, encountered during the rainy season along the Pacific coast of Central America and South America.


From Spanish chubasco ("squall"), from Portuguese chuva ("rain"), from Latin pluvia ("rain"). (Wiktionary)


  • Yannow, when I lived back in Tucson, I would, ocassionally take an outdoor shower in the the "chubasco", monsoon, season ...... but:

    Knowledge is Power

  • In the fall of '97, a number of cruising boats were driven ashore at Puerto Escondido by a chubasco.

    Latitude 38's First Timer's Guide To Mexico - Boating

  • The huge carrion crows were the only living things which seemed to brave the approaching chubasco, and were soaring high up in the heavens, appearing to touch the black agitated fringe of the lowering thunderclouds.

    Tom Cringle's Log

  • / ¡Ajúa, ya llegó el chubasco! by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford (Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Press), is one of five finalists for Arizona's ONEBOOK.



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