Rainwater, as we know, is the purest form of water. Most people tend to store rainwater and use it for drinking and other household chores. Though it is advisable to boil the water first and then drink but many people do not follow this and use that water as it is. However, the first rain of the season is not quite good and really not safe for storage.
It is a fact that the first rain of the season is not very safe to get wet nor safe for storage purposes. It is believed that the first rain of the month is acidic because of the presence of pollutants in the atmosphere. The toxic gases tend to combine with the water to form destructive acids which are not good for our body.
We know about the process of the water cycle which helps in the formation of rain. Rain falls from clouds, but have we ever wondered from where do the clouds come in the atmosphere. Clouds are formed of water that is evaporated from the water bodies. Some plants exhale oxygen along with water during their process of photosynthesis. When that water, along with the water from the water bodies evaporate, it evaporates in the form of water vapor. When that water vapor cools down and condenses, they are converted to solid or liquid form, they turn into clouds. With more water condensing onto other water droplets, the droplets become stronger and bigger in size. When they get too heavy to stay in that cloud, they fall on the Earth in the form of rain. Clouds are the major element of the water cycle as they hold the water till their last breath and when it gets impossible to hold onto that, they suspend the water particles that fall on the Earth’s surface as Rain.