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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



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




Light snow

Light snow shower

Cloudy with heavy snow

Heavy snow shower





Thundery shower



Other symbols

Tropical storm


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