Q.12 The weather department has predicted that a thunderstorm is likely to occur on a certain day. Suppose you have to go out on that day. Would you carry an umbrella? Explain.

Answer :

No, I won't carry an umbrella because its stretcher(to which the nylon material of umbrella is attached and forms a canopy) and shaft( the part above the handle to which all the stretchers are attached) are metallic in nature and thus can conduct the electric charges.

As we know that thunderstorm are accompanied with lightning, so if umbrella is used then it may become the medium through which the electric charges will travel from the cloud, to the earth.

In this case it may give electric shocks to me.

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