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drizzle

very light rain, specifically consisting of droplets less than 0.5 mm in diameter

Drizzle

 

atmospheric precipitation in the form of very fine drops with diameters of less than 0.5 mm. Drizzle usually falls from stratus and stratocumulus clouds. The drops fall so slowly that they seem to be suspended in the air. The intensity of precipitation produced by drizzle is low: 0.05–0.25 mm per hr.

drizzle

[′driz·əl]
(meteorology)
Very small, numerous, and uniformly dispersed water drops that may appear to float while following air currents; unlike fog droplets, drizzle falls to the ground; it usually falls from low stratus clouds and is frequently accompanied by low visibility and fog.

drizzle

Fairly uniform precipitation composed exclusively of drops of water with a diameter of less than 0.02 in (0.5 mm), very close to one another, barely reaching the ground, usually from stratus clouds or fog. Drizzle is represented on the weather charts by the symbol image.
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Despite a downpour on Sunday and one or two showers since the going at Aintree was said to be good, good to soft (from good) on the Mildmay and Hurdle tracks and Good to Soft, Good in places (from Good, good to soft in places) on the Grand National course Tulloch said late yesterday afternoon: "We had three millimetres of rain overnight and have seen generally overcast and drizzly conditions today, which produced around another millimetre of rain.
Neil McKenzie Ross, clerk of the course at Lingfield - where the going is good, good to firm in places, on the round course and good to firm, good in places, on the straight course - said yesterday: "I'm quite happy with where we are at the moment, and if the forecast for drizzly rain overnight into tomorrow is correct, we won't be watering and it will probably hold the ground as it is.
The 49-year-old, of Bescot House, Darlaston Road, had been drinking heavily before the incident at around 9pm on a drizzly evening.
The weather was cold and drizzly when they arrived at the course Friday afternoon, similar to anticipated conditions for the team's race this afternoon.
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