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Flashcards in types of rainfall Deck (3):
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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

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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

3

orographic rainfall

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