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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">Rain formed from a [[cloud]] having temperatures at all levels above 0&#x000b0;C (32&#x000b0;F), and  resulting from the droplet [[coalescence]] process.</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">[[Rain]] formed from a [[cloud]] composed of only liquid [[hydrometeor|hydrometeors]] (cloud [[droplet|droplets]], [[drizzle]], and [[raindrop|raindrops]]). Warm rain can form in subfreezing [[temperature|temperatures]] (i.e., <0°C). It is distinct from cold rain that forms when [[frozen precipitation]] [[particle|particles]] melt completely before reaching the Earth’s surface.<br/>''See'' [[warm rain process]].</div><br/> </div>
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<p>''Term edited 3 December 2021.''</p>
  
 
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warm rain

Rain formed from a cloud composed of only liquid hydrometeors (cloud droplets, drizzle, and raindrops). Warm rain can form in subfreezing temperatures (i.e., <0°C). It is distinct from cold rain that forms when frozen precipitation particles melt completely before reaching the Earth’s surface.
See warm rain process.

Term edited 3 December 2021.


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