Precipitation is water that falls from the air.

The most common form of precipitation in the UK is relief rainfall:

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Other forms of precipitation we get in the UK include:
  • Snowflakes which are made up of tiny ice crystals that form when the temperature is below freezing.
  • Sleet which is a mixture of partly melted snow and rain.
  • Hailstones which are made up of lots of layers of ice, formed when raindrops freeze within clouds. 
Snowstorm, Mountain Park, Trenewydd Lane, Llanteg - - 1653734