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Urban thunderstorm
Urban Thunderstorm

Urban Thunderstorm

Post ID: 1641 | November 28th, 2014 | 1 Comments

A dramatic soundscape with deep thunder, relaxing rain sounds and birdsong. Urban Thunderstorm effectively masks background noise and can actually make your home seem quieter!

Use these rain and thunder nature sounds to lift your mood or help you relax.

Urban Thunderstorm opens to the sound of light rain and birds singing. A scooter passes by and the first rumble of thunder is heard in the distance.

As the storm and thunder approaches you hear the cooing of a wood-pigeon, the call of a crow and other small birds happily chirping. The rain intensifies after a few minutes and a car drives away, doors and windows close but the birds keep singing!

At 11 minutes there is a very loud crack of thunder as the storm passes directly overhead. Several minutes of heavy rain follow and the birds fall silent. For the closing 10 minutes of this mp3 audio the thunder slowly moves away, the rain eases and life in Berlin returns to normal.

Urban Thunderstorm is one of very few nature sounds on Meditation Room to include human sounds. There are some traffic sounds, movement and some other human activity. Yet the city sounds fall easily into the background against the sound of rain and thunder. They have a familiar feel and serve to underline the powerful sound of thunder and rain passing by.

Played quietly in the background, the steady sound of rain falling together with the deep rumble of thunder creates an hypnotic effect that can help you relax or sleep more soundly at night.

The low base tones of thunder are very effective in blocking out unwanted sounds like noisy neighbors, traffic and even snoring!

Urban Thunderstorm — Further Information

Berlin is the capital city of Germany, EU. It’s climate is temperate with warm humid summers and annual rainfall of 22 inches (570 mm). There are typically 7-8 rainy days per month in the summer season.

The audio for Urban Thunderstorm is taken from a field-recording made in a “hinterhof” (the German word for courtyard) in Berlin.

Urban Thunderstorm was produced from audio uploaded by tyldurd on Freesound, a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds.

To hear more soundscapes and download mp3 nature sounds visit Just Nature Sounds.