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All atmospheric phenomena observed, with the exception of clouds; this includes forms of precipitation as well as optical and electrical phenomena.
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squall hail shower tropical storm hurricane tornado lightning heavy thunderstorm thunderstorm sandstorm or dust storm

squall click to hear : squall

Sudden and short-lived increase in wind speed often accompanied by showers and thunderstorms.

hail shower click to hear : hail shower

Sudden abundant and short-lived precipitation of solid ice, usually in the form of pellets that vary from 5 to 50 mm in diameter.

tropical storm click to hear : tropical storm

Low-pressure zone accompanied by precipitation and winds between 60 and 120 km/h.

hurricane click to hear : hurricane

Tropical cyclone comprised of a low-pressure zone accompanied by violent precipitation and winds between 120 and 300 km/h.

tornado click to hear : tornado

Swirling column of air that extends from the ground to the base of a cumulonimbus; it produces violent winds that can reach 500 km/h.

lightning click to hear : lightning

Brief but intense luminous phenomenon caused by an electrical discharge between two clouds or between a cloud and the ground.

heavy thunderstorm click to hear : heavy thunderstorm

Storm with winds higher than 93 km/h, hail or heavy rain.

thunderstorm click to hear : thunderstorm

Meteorological phenomenon manifested by lightning, thunder and gusts of wind, usually accompanied by rain showers or hail.

sandstorm or dust storm click to hear : sandstorm or dust storm