[ wawrm-fruhnt ]
/ ˈwɔrm ˌfrʌnt /
a transition zone between a mass of warm air and the colder air it is replacing.
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Origin of warm front
First recorded in 1920–25
Words nearby warm front
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British Dictionary definitions for warm front
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Scientific definitions for warm front
The forward edge of an advancing mass of warm air that rises over and replaces a retreating mass of cooler air. As it rises, the warm air cools and the water vapor in it condenses, usually forming steady rain, sleet, or snow. On a weather map, a warm front is depicted as a red line with half circles whose curved sides point in the direction in which the warm air is moving. Compare cold front occluded front. See illustration at front.
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