chubasco (plural chubascos)
- (nautical) A violent squall with thunder and lightning, encountered during the rainy season along the Pacific coast of Central America and South America.
Chubasco in standard Spanish means any rain shower associated with heavy wind or, in nautical usage, a dark cloud which suddenly appears in the horizon, potentially foretelling rough sailing conditions (Diccionario de la Lengua Española, Real Academia Española).
From Portuguese chuva (“rain”).
chubasco m (plural chubascos)