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showery

[shou-uh-ree] /ˈʃaʊ ə ri/
adjective
1.
characterized by or abounding with showers:
the showery season in the tropics.
2.
falling in showers:
showery petals.
3.
causing or bringing showers:
showery clouds.
4.
of, pertaining to, or resembling showers:
showery spray from the ocean.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; shower1 + -y1
Related forms
showeriness, noun
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  • Precipitation with a nimbostratus cloud is never the heavy, showery type and often can last for several hours to more than a day.
  • The difference is a bit subjective, so it's up to weather observers to decide if the precipitation is steady or showery.
  • Pastures are really growing with the showery weather, and of course all livestock seem to be doing well.
  • However, there were a few areas that were wetter than normal due to showery rain and snow.
  • Hail has been reported several times during the winter, in the absence of thunderstorms or showery type of precipitation.
  • Generally characterized by steady precipitation followed by showery precipitation.
  • Cool, showery weather put a damper on forage production.
  • Within this region, weather is dominated by light winds and humid, showery conditions.

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