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All forms of water that fall from the clouds are called precipitation. Precipitation includes things like rain, snow, hail and sleet. It is caused when water trapped in the clouds is released due to an inability to keep it floating.

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It is called precipitation. It can also be called rain, snow, sleet, hail. And when you ask a question, please do not write in this section. It makes the computer think your question has already been answered- caught yours by chance.

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It can be in form of rain, drizzle, hail, snow, or sleet.

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