Mist

From Glossary of Meteorology



mist

A suspension in the air consisting of microscopic water droplets or wet hygroscopic particles, reducing the visibility at Earth's surface to not less than 1 km or 5/8 mi. The term mist is used in weather reports when there is such obscurity, and the corresponding relative humidity is 95% or more, but is generally lower than 100%.

Term edited 1 November 2016.


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