DETACHED WARM FRONT - WEATHER EVENTS

by ZAMG


Parameter Description
Precipitation
  • Slight to moderate precipitation.
  • In case of orographical forcing moderate to heavy precipitation
  • In winter season snow or freezing rain are possible
Temperature
  • Rises after the passage of the frontal area.
Wind (incl. gusts)
  • No significant feature
Other relevant information
  • Risk of moderate to severe icing
  • For Alpine countries and regions on windward side of mountains: Detached Warm Fronts are the most active Warm Front types.

15 March 1998/09.00 UTC - Meteosat IR image; weather events (green: rain and showers, blue: drizzle, cyan: snow, red: thunderstorm with precipitation, purple: freezing rain, orange: hail, black: no actual precipitation or thunderstorm with precipitation)
The image shows, within the area of the Detached Warm Front above Germany and Austria, drizzle and rain. Within the Alpine region the precipitation is changing from rain to snow.

SUB-MENU OF DETACHED WARM FRONT
TYPICAL APPEARANCE IN VERTICAL CROSS SECTIONS
REFERENCES