- liquid water or ice in the atmosphere in various forms, as rain, ice crystals, hail, fog, or clouds.
Origin of hydrometeor
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- any weather condition produced by water or water vapour in the atmosphere, such as rain, snow, or cloud
- Any of various forms of water or ice that occur in the atmosphere or on the Earth's surface as a result of condensation. Rain, snow, fog, clouds, and dew are all hydrometeors.
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