One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Frost formed on the surface of the ground or in the top layer of soil.‘there will be some ground frost in sheltered parts’
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- ‘The night of 22nd June was quite a chilly night across the UK, with a widespread ground frost, particularly across northern and eastern areas.’
- ‘You will often hear weather forecasters referring to ground frost and air frost, but how do they differ?’
- ‘It was also marked by two floods, two severe hail storms, four low-level heavy snowfalls, record ground frosts, a destructive tornado and the worst southerly bluster to batter Wellington in more than a decade.’
- ‘Local ground frost, also called grass frost, is a risk overnight for sheltered places, where the outward-radiation is at a maximum: young animals and tender plants are the most vulnerable.’
- ‘Forecasters often inform us that in rural spots temperatures could fall low enough to give a touch of ground frost, even when air temperatures on weather charts are above freezing.’
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