A heavy rain, a strong wind这里的不定冠词a用得到底对不对?

最近在大胖五年级下的英语知识点讲义上看到了一个句子:

We will have heavy rain and a strong wind tomorrow.

这里令人疑惑的是,前面的heavy rain没有a,但是后面的strong wind则有a,那么到底用不用a呢?

事实上,这里用不用不定冠词a都可以,也都可以找到许多“权威”的例子。rain和wind本身确实是不可数名词,但是有一些不可数名词前加上形容词后,却“成为”可数的了,就像a quick breakfast一样。总体而言,正如大胖知识点上所列的那样,heavy rain前倾向于不用a,而strong wind前则倾向于用a。而且查阅一些国家气象局网站,他们大多使用:

a heavy rain event
strong winds gusts

下面是一些例子:

The flood mitigation projects on Rice University’s campus are tested every time there is a heavy rain. (fema.gov)

Heavy rain would be a concern for much of Arkansas and surrounding areas. (美国气象局weather.gov)

As well as strong winds, there will be heavy rain across many parts of the UK. (英国气象局 metoffice.gov.uk)

There is a strong wind or other hazard making the water unsafe for them. (arun.gov.uk)

5 tips for staying safe in strong wind. (英国气象局 metoffice.gov.uk)

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