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Types of rainfall. What are the different types of rain and where do they happen?. How it rains. 1. Warm air rises. 2. Air cools. 3. Condensation. 4. Clouds form. 5. Rain. Types of rainfall. There are three types of rainfall:. 1. Relief. 2. Convectional. 3. Frontal. 1. Relief Rain.

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Types of rainfall
Types of rainfall

What are the different types of rain and where do they happen?


How it rains
How it rains

1. Warm air rises

2. Air cools

3. Condensation

4. Clouds form

5. Rain


Types of rainfall1
Types of rainfall

There are three types of rainfall:

1. Relief

2. Convectional

3. Frontal


1 relief rain
1. Relief Rain

1. Warm moist air from the sea

2. Forced to rise over the mountains


3. Air cools as it is forced to rise

4. Condensation

5. Clouds form

6. Rain



2 convectional rain
2. Convectional Rain west where the high land areas are

1. The sun heats the ground which heats the air

2. Warm air rises


4. Air cools as it is forced to rise west where the high land areas are

5. Condensation

6. Clouds form

7. Rain



3 frontal rain
3. Frontal Rain Summer

1. Mass of warm air meets a mass of colder air

2. Lighter warm air rises over heavier cold air


3. Warm air cools Summer

4. Condensation

5. Clouds form

6. Rain



Key terms
Key Terms the Winter

  • Condensation

  • Relief rain

  • Convectional rain

  • Frontal rain


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