To this I must say it got many people I asked confused, Rach for example, who couldn’t think of anything else but the teardrop shape. He must’ve been watching too many mindless cartoons lately. In the end, the suspense got too much for me, and I found the answer where I least expected it – Wikipedia. Here’s what it had to say:
Falling raindrops are often depicted in cartoons or anime as “teardrop-shaped” — round at the bottom and narrowing towards the top — but this is incorrect. Only drops of water dripping from some sources are tear-shaped at the moment of formation. Small raindrops are nearly spherical. Larger ones become increasingly flattened on the bottom, like hamburger buns; very large ones are shaped like parachutes. The shape of raindrops was studied by Philipp Lenard in 1898. He found that small raindrops (less than about 2 mm diameter) are approximately spherical. As they get larger (to about 5 mm diameter) they become more dough nut-shaped. Beyond about 5 mm they become unstable and fragment. On average, raindrops are 1 to 2 mm in diameter. The biggest raindrops on Earth were recorded over Brazil and the Marshall Islands in 2004 — some of them were as large as 10 mm. The large size is explained by condensation on large smoke particles or by collisions between drops in small regions with particularly high content of liquid water.
There then, and I was spending time on so many physics forums for this. Silly me. Gotta get back to studying now then.