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Explanations of the symbols formely used on the BBC Weather Center website:

 

The weather symbols are simplified to a set suitable for forecast graphics and relate to all eventualities of meteorology.

 

There are different symbols variations of different symbols, depending on severity. For example, there are a number of symbols which indicate snow, depending on how heavily it is falling.

 

 

 

Clear and bright

Sun

Cloud

Sunny intervals

 

 

Dark and rainy

Black low level cloud

Light rain

Light rain shower

Heavy rain

Heavy rain shower

 

 

Hail and snow

Cloudy with sleet

 

Sleet shower

 

Hail shower

 

Hail

 

Light snow

Light snow shower

Cloudy with heavy snow

Heavy snow shower

 

 

Thunder

Thunder

Thundery shower

 

 

Other symbols

Tropical storm

 

These symbols' definitions have been slightly changed to simplify the work with students. (V. Le Goff 2010)