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By international convention, precipitation in the form of rain is classified according to the quantity that falls.
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heavy rain click to hear : heavy rain

Precipitation that results in over 7.6 mm accumulation per hour.

moderate rain click to hear : moderate rain

Precipitation that results in 2.5 to 7.6 mm accumulation per hour.

light rain click to hear : light rain

Precipitation of water drops over 0.5 mm in diameter; it results in accumulations of 2.5 mm per hour.

drizzle click to hear : drizzle

Uniform continuous precipitation of slow-falling water droplets between 0.2 and 0.5 mm in diameter.