WARM FRONT BAND - WEATHER EVENTS
Warm Front Bands are connected with multi-layered cloudiness, with clearances in the warm sector. Precipitation can be found well ahead of the surface front until just after front passage.
- Rainbands typically 50 kilometres wide and a few hundred kilometres, usually orientated at a small angle to the surface front
- Slight, moderate or heavy precipitation ahead of the surface front
- In winter ahead of surface front snow, freezing rain (drizzle) is possible.
- After the front passage small areas with drizzle (light snow in winter)
- Rises after the passage of the front
|Wind (incl. gusts)
- Veering of the wind at the front passage
- Sometimes in warm sector increasing and more gusty winds
|Other relevant information
- Precipitation areas move faster than surface front (embedded in WCB).
- Sometimes moderate to severe icing ahead of surface front
- In wintertime in the warm sector great risk of fog
- In warm sector low level turbulence possible
- In summer thunder possible, most likely at the warm side of the front
- Apart from fog in winter and spring, the warm sector a dry area with clearings