Precipitation - meaning of different colours
sonnigekerstin last edited by
Could someone explain to me what the different colors of the "rain-columns" (meteogram) mean?
Pink,blue...what does it say?
These colours are explained at left of the Meteogram.
Deep blue is rain
Pink is convective rain
Light blue is snow.
More information about 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.