How do Urban areas modify precipitation

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Do urban areas have greater cloud cover than rural?
Yes on average 10% more
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Why is there more frequent rainfall in urban areas?
Large amounts of dust and pollutants allow for small water nuclei to condense on them and form clouds
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Why are thunderstorms more frequent in urban areas?
Convection heating and condensing in summer time causes them
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Why is there less snow and frost?
UHI prevents snow and frost due to constant heating
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Why is there more frequent rainfall in urban areas?

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Large amounts of dust and pollutants allow for small water nuclei to condense on them and form clouds

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Why are thunderstorms more frequent in urban areas?

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Why is there less snow and frost?

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