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convectional rainfall

common in tropics and UK
hot air rises, cools and condenses
condensation occurs and leads to rainfall
cool air depends to replace warm air


cyclonic rainfall

warm air is less dense and rises above the cool
as it rises, it cools and condenses.
rain occurs as it rises further


orographic rainfall

air is forced to move over a barrier (mountains)
it rises and cools
Leeward slope gets less rain (rain shadow)