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From isolated storms to scattered và widespread - her is all you need to know about how storms are defined on weather forecasts.

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Here's the lowdown on what you need to know about isolated thunderstormsCredit: Mike Olbinski

What does isolated thunderstorms mean in weather reports?

Whether a storm is scattered or isolated has nothing khổng lồ do with the intensity or severity of the storms.

The difference lies in the usagroup.vnverage of the storms over a forecast area.

If the forecast calls for isolated storms, then only one or two storms are expected in an area with the rest of the day to be storm free.

Also isolated thunderstorms mean less of the forecast area will experience storms, limited to lớn maybe ten lớn trăng tròn per cent of the area.

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How is it different from scattered or widespread thunderstorms?

Scattered thunderstorms mean at any one given time at least 30 to lớn 50 per cent of the area usagroup.vnuld be affected by thunderstorms.

On "scattered" thunderstorm days, the area will experience storms intermittently or "off & on" throughout a day, và may even experience multiple rounds of thunderstorms.

For widespread thunderstorm forecasts, greater than 60 per cent of the affected area will experience thunderstorms or rain.


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What causes a thunderstorm?

A thunderstorm is produced by a cumulonimbus cloud, usually producing gusty winds, heavy rain & sometimes hail.

Thunderstorms are more likely to lớn occur in the spring and summer months & during the afternoon & evening hours.

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