What are the different kinds of precipitation?
- The temperature of the air around the clouds is what determines the kind of precipitation that falls.
- Depending on the temperature, the water can be in the form of rain, hail, snow, and so on.
- If it is very cold at the level of the clouds, snow will fall; if it is warmer, the precipitation will be rain.
- Hail consists of ice pellets formed from the freezing, partial melting, and refreezing of water droplets in the atmosphere.