Definition of downburst in English:

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downburst

Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊnbəːst/

noun

A strong downward current of air from a cumulonimbus cloud, which is usually accompanied by intense rain or a thunderstorm.
Example sentences
  • 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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