If you are in a rainstorm with thunder and lightning - you make the Brachos for them. What happens if the storm ends and then a few hours later (same day) it is raining again. Do you make another Bracha or is it only said once a day?

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As long as it looks overcast, it's once per day.

If it totally completely absolutely clears up bright and shiny, then later thunderstorms, you'd make a new bracha.


Once per day,


Once per cloudy episode

Whichever is more.

(See Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 227:2 and Mishna Berura sk 8)

  • Beat me again (11 seconds!)
    – yydl
    Commented Oct 17, 2010 at 22:52
  • Just to clarify most poskim hold that 'day' in this context starts at Olot HaShachar and not Tzeit HaKochavim.
    – Double AA
    Commented Aug 22, 2011 at 18:39
  • I think that if you follow the same storm - E.g. the storm moves from west to east. You were in the storm, it left your area, then you drive eastward and you're in the same storm - you do not need to make the bracha, again. I think I asked this question on this site, and I'll try to find it.
    – DanF
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 19:37
  • Found it! judaism.stackexchange.com/q/61057/5275. The answer, there, seems similar to this answer, but, I don't think it answers that question.
    – DanF
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 19:40

If by "ends", you mean the sky cleared, then yes you make another one. However, just stopping and starting doesn't count.

On an aside, if it's the next day you make a Bracha even if the sky didn't clear.

  • pity that there is no an option to accept two answers :)
    – jutky
    Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 6:41
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    +1. This answer is correct as far as I know also. But a source would be nice.
    – msh210
    Commented Aug 24, 2011 at 4:25
  • @msh210 Simplest source: look in Artscroll Siddur
    – yydl
    Commented Aug 24, 2011 at 4:28

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