Types of Weather

In weather study, most weather phenomena are called ‘Meteors’. This where the term Meteorology comes from.

The International Cloud Atlas gives the definition as :

”A Meteor is a phenomenon, other than a cloud, observed in the atmosphere, or on the surface of the Earth, which consists of a precipitation, a suspension or a deposit of aqueous or non-aqueous liquid or solid particles, or a phenomenon of the nature of an optical or electrical manifestation”.

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Meteors are actually classified into four groups.

1. Hydrometeors

2. Lithometeors

3. Electrometeors

4. Photometeors

There are also Other Phenomena not in these groups.

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