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In meteorology common name for water which is either in liquid form from rain or thunderstorm and / or in solid form of hail, Sleet, grit or snow from clouds falling to the ground, or surface precipitation directly by condensation (as in the case of dew ) or resublimation, that is instantaneous transfer of a substance from the gaseous to the solid state (as in the case of ripening) to objects such as the earth's surface. The required rainfall in viticulture is also dependent on the soil conditions such as water discharge and Water storage capacity dependent. The annual lower limit is at least 200 mm of rainfall, for quality wine growing average 500 mm, in warmer climates with high evaporation 750 mm required.

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