With the drought and fire came high winds, dust storms, record temperatures, and ramped up evaporation levels.
I was coming out of a drought, and here was so much passion.
Maybe God answered his prayer by sending the drought to California.
Inside the itch, extreme weather—both flooding and drought—seem to be intensifying.
As The Atlantic points out, long periods of drought followed by rain can also set off collapses.
So these two, not yet aflame with drought, banished the arid phantom for a little while.
Only once before in her memory had there been such a summer and such a drought.
Beyond the corral were great reaches of maize, and there had this year been no drought to hurt it.
And in times of drought all make pilgrimage there to offer up prayers.
We went to see the opera at Lucca, and drought two of the dancers home to supper.
Old English drugað, drugoð "drought, dryness, desert," from Proto-Germanic *drugothaz, from Germanic root *dreug- "dry" (cf high/height) with *-itho, Germanic suffix for forming abstract nouns (see -th (2)). Drouth was a Middle English variant continued in Scottish and northern English dialect and in poetry.
From the middle of May to about the middle of August the land of Palestine is dry. It is then the "drought of summer" (Gen. 31:40; Ps. 32:4), and the land suffers (Deut. 28:23: Ps. 102:4), vegetation being preserved only by the dews (Hag. 1:11). (See DEW.)