Precipitation - meaning of different colours



  • Hi,

    Could someone explain to me what the different colors of the "rain-columns" (meteogram) mean?
    Pink,blue...what does it say?

    Thanks,
    Kerstin


  • Sailor

    @sonnigekerstin
    These colours are explained at left of the Meteogram.

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    Deep blue is rain
    Pink is convective rain
    Light blue is snow.

    More information about precipitation types:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precipitation_types

    Quantity figures are also shown with the same colours.
    Each forecast quantity corresponds to a probability and the total amount may be a mix of different precipitation types.

    In the example here above, at 18h the rainfall is mainly convective type.
    From 21h the temperature drops and it becomes a mix of rain and snow.
    At 0h it turns to snow.
    Symbols in top line show precipitation types too - rain and lightning - rain and snow - snow.


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