convective precipitation

convective precipitation

[kən′vek·div prə‚sip·ə′tā·shən]
(meteorology)
Precipitation from convective clouds, generally considered to be synonymous with showers.
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Large areas of weak echoes were found to the north of the key area, suggesting that during 00-06 UTC 4 July, the rainstorm mainly comprised deep convective precipitation in the south and stratocumulus precipitation in the north.
Numerous studies have found areas of enhanced convective precipitation downwind of large cities while others have noted a "splitting" of convective cells around urban centers.
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