Natural environment phobias include weather-related conditions such as fear of thunderstorms
(astrophobia), clouds (nephophobia), hurricanes (lilapsophobia), snow (chionophobia), cold (cryophobia), wind (ancraophobia), and rain (ombrophobia), among others.
The 33-year-old also had more inspiration for her books when her daughter Danielle, aged seven, developed a fear of thunderstorms
and heavy rain.
Becky's Ditchfield's fear of thunderstorms
lessened as she learned more about the science behind them.
We made it across as the rain intensified a pinch, and for a moment or two we discussed packing it in for fear of thunderstorms
What has happened now is that your original fear of thunderstorms
has become generalised to any bad weather.
She never did seem to get over her fear of thunderstorms
, even in her later years.
Q MY five-year-old son has a fear of thunderstorms