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With the aid of a well labeled diagram, describe how orographic rain is formed.

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  1. A waterbody such as a lake or sea is heated by solar radiation causing some water to everporate
  2. Warm moist air form the waterbody is driven by wind towards land
  3. The moist air is forced to rise on a mountain side
  4. As the iar rises it expands leading to cooling
  5. Further cooling of moisture leads to condensation forming clounds.
  6. when the clounds are heavery, they release the water as relief rainfall mainly on the windward side of the mountain
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