Definition of downburst in English:

downburst

Syllabification: down·burst
Pronunciation: /ˈdounˌbərst
 
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noun

  • A strong downward current of air from a cumulonimbus cloud, usually associated with intense rain or a thunderstorm.
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    • Waterspouts are basically tornadoes that are over water, and downbursts are violent gusts of winds blowing directly downwards from the storm cloud.
    • A HP (high precipitation) super-cell produces very heavy rains, large hail, downbursts and tornadoes.
    • Three categories of winds have been defined, as well: downdrafts, downbursts (also called macrobursts) and microbursts.

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