Storms

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Storms are organized areas of disturbed weather, especially those affecting the Earth’s surface, implying inclement and possibly destructive weather.

They can be considered:

There are:

  • Convective or local storms- these are originated by the solar heating at the lower layers of the atmosphere. They are usually brief and extended over small areas.
  • Cyclonic or depression storms- they are characterized by a barometric pressure diminishment and usually burst when pressure rises and temperature lowers. They can last for hours and are developed in extensive areas.

Types of storms

Thunderstorm A thunderstorm is a local storm, invariably produced by a cumulonimbus cloud and always accompanied by lightning and thunder, usually with strong gusts of wind, heavy rain, and sometimes with [...]

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