Precipitation - meaning of different colours

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


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    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.

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