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									     Types of rainfall

What are the
different
types of rain
and where do
they happen?
How it rains
      1. Warm air rises
      2. Air cools
      3. Condensation
      4. Clouds form
      5. Rain
        Types of rainfall
There are three
types of rainfall:
1. Relief
2. Convectional
3. Frontal
           1. Relief Rain

1. Warm moist
air from the sea

2. Forced to rise
over the
mountains
3. Air cools as it is
  forced to rise

4. Condensation
5. Clouds form
6. Rain
Relief rain is
 quite common
 in Britain
 especially in
 the west
 where the high
 land areas are
      2. Convectional Rain
1. The sun heats
  the ground
  which heats
  the air

2. Warm air rises
4. Air cools as it is
  forced to rise

5. Condensation
6. Clouds form
7. Rain
Convectional rain
 is common in
 the south of
 Britain in
 Summer
         3. Frontal Rain
1. Mass of warm
  air meets a
  mass of colder
  air
2. Lighter warm
air rises over
heavier cold air
3. Warm air cools

4. Condensation

5. Clouds form

6. Rain
Frontal rain is
 very common
 all over Britain
 especially in
 the Winter
    Key Terms

  • Condensation
    • Relief rain
• Convectional rain
   • Frontal rain

								
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