Summer convection over the southern North Island | The Meteorological Society of New Zealand

Summer convection over the southern North Island

Year: 
1994
Volume: 
14
Issue: 
1
Author(s): 
A. Neale
C. Revell
Abstract: 

In summer, when meteorological conditions are favourable, daytime solar heating of the Earth's surface and subsequently the air in contact with it, results in a decrease in atmospheric stability. The reduced stability can lead to the formation of convective clouds which typically reach their peak development in the late afternoon. Sometimes these clouds produce showers which, under optimum conditions, are torrential and accompanied by thunderstorms.

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