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A term commonly used in meteorology to describe water that falls to earth either in liquid form from rain or thunderstorms and/or in solid form from hail, sleet, crumble or snow from clouds, or is deposited as surface precipitation directly on objects such as the earth's surface by condensation (as in dew) or resublimation, i.e. the direct transition of a substance from a gaseous to a solid state of aggregation (as in frost). The amount of precipitation required in viticulture also depends on the respective soil conditions, such as water abstraction and water storage capacity. The annual lower limit is at least 200 mm of precipitation, for quality viticulture an average of 500 mm is required, in warmer climates with high evaporation 750 mm.

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