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[mass noun] Frost formed on the surface of the ground or in the top layer of soil:‘there will be some ground frost in sheltered parts’
ice crystals, ice, rime, rime ice, verglascold snap, period of cold weatherView synonyms
- ‘You will often hear weather forecasters referring to ground frost and air frost, but how do they differ?’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The night of 22nd June was quite a chilly night across the UK, with a widespread ground frost, particularly across northern and eastern areas.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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