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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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Nadal, going for his record seventh French Open title, and Djokovic, trying to become the first man in 43 years to win four straight major titles, played under a light drizzle for much of the match, which also included a 34-minute interruption in the second set.
It has been suggested, however, that with light drizzle falling over the closing laps Webber deliberately backed up the field to allow Vettel a potential crack at second-placed Nico Rosberg and Fernando Alonso who finished third.
Yorkshire's rain-hit match against Hampshire at Headingley ended in the predictably dull draw which had seemed inevitable after the first 90 minutes of the final day were lost to light drizzle.
Amidst prevailing cold weather conditions with light drizzle throughout the day, the Oman soccer team arrived here yesterday morning to play their crucial World Cup qualifiers against Australia to be held at the ANZ Stadium on October 11.
Indeed it was only the weather which threatened to ruin the Australian's day, with light drizzle making life difficult for the riders, although it never became heavy enough to necessitate pit stops for wet-weather tyres.
29 -- Delhiites put on layers of woollens on Tuesday with the day temperature dropping sharply to 15 degree Celsius following light drizzle across the city, enveloped in fog, and no respite expected from cold and damp conditions on Wednesday.
But, with eight overs remaining, the light drizzle that had been falling most of the afternoon intensified and the match was abandoned.
Light drizzle had begun to fall but not enough to halt play, with Murray having to produce his best simply to avoid a double-break.
However, it wasn't until after the third race that the going was changed to good to soft and, bearing in mind there had been only light drizzle in the morning after a forecast of a 30 per cent risk of rain, obviously too much irrigation had taken place in advance of the meeting.
Which, didn't exactly have to be a rainout, but since Strasburg would not have pitched in a light drizzle due to fear he might get hurt, the Red Wings called the game.
Although there was a light drizzle in the morning allowing the Australians to practice, it only got worse as the day wore on, eventually forcing the Indian team to abandon their practice session in the afternoon.