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What is meant by occasional rain?
Last Updated: 24th April, 2020
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Thereof, what does slight chance of rain mean?
Chance of rain, aka the chance of precipitation and probability of precipitation (PoPs), tells you the likelihood (expressed as a percentage) that a location within your forecast area will see measurable precipitation (at least 0.01 inch) during a specified time period.
Secondly, what is difference between shower and rain? Showers, also known as rain showers, have a shorter duration than rain. They tend to be quick and come in bursts. Showers come from puffy clouds or cumuliform clouds, like cumulus or cumulonimbus. Compared to rain, showers cover a smaller area but can be more intense.
Also asked, what is the definition of light rain?
Light rain — when the precipitation rate is < 2.5 mm (0.098 in) per hour. Heavy rain — when the precipitation rate is > 7.6 mm (0.30 in) per hour, or between 10 mm (0.39 in) and 50 mm (2.0 in) per hour. Violent rain — when the precipitation rate is > 50 mm (2.0 in) per hour.
What is considered a high chance of rain?
If the forecaster is only 50% sure that precipitation will occur, and expects that, if it does occur, it will produce measurable rain over about 80 percent of the area, the PoP (chance of rain) is 40%.