Definition of nimbostratus in English:


Line breaks: nimbo|stratus
Pronunciation: /ˌnɪmbə(ʊ)ˈstrɑːtəs
, -ˈstreɪtəs/


[mass noun]
  • Cloud forming a thick uniform grey layer at low altitude, from which rain or snow often falls (without any lightning or thunder).
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    • Lesser values can be recorded in between the main storm cores and from the nimbostratus.
    • Well, it is quite light in colour to be a nimbostratus but precipitation all day long in connection with a weather front depicts the cloud.
    • Rain and snow often accompany the development of nimbostratus clouds.


late 19th century: modern Latin, from nimbus + stratus.

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