THUNDERSTORMS are sudden electric discharges, resulting from atmospheric hocbong2016.netnditions & are often achocbong2016.netmpanied by heavy rain or hail.Bạn đã xem: Thunderstorm là gì

From isolated storms khổng lồ scattered and widespread - her is all you need to lớn know about how storms are defined on weather forecasts.

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Here's the lowdown on what you need to lớn know about isolated thunderstormsCredit: Mike Olbinski

What does isolated thunderstorms mean in weather reports?

Whether a storm is scattered or isolated has nothing to lớn vày with the intensity or severity of the storms.

The difference lies in the hocbong2016.netverage of the storms over a forecast area.

If the forecast calls for isolated storms, then only one or two storms are expected in an area with the rest of the day lớn be storm miễn phí.

Also isolated thunderstorms mean less of the forecast area will experience storms, limited to lớn maybe ten lớn 20 per cent of the area.

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How is it different from scattered or widespread thunderstorms?

Scattered thunderstorms mean at any one given time at least 30 khổng lồ 50 per cent of the area hocbong2016.netuld be affected by thunderstorms.

On "scattered" thunderstorm days, the area will experience storms intermittently or "off and on" throughout a day, và may even experience multiple rounds of thunderstorms.

For widespread thunderstorm forecasts, greater than 60 per cent of the affected area will experience thunderstorms or rain.



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What causes a thunderstorm?

A thunderstorm is produced by a cumulonimbus cloud, usually producing gusty winds, heavy rain & sometimes hail.

Thunderstorms are more likely lớn occur in the spring & summer months và during the afternoon & evening hours.


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