Join Meteorologist Rick Katzfey as he explains what pieces make up the water cycle.
This cycle is super important in the transport of water to different parts of the world. The sun drives the process as it does for most of the weather cycles.
The sun heats the water causing it to evaporate or rise into the air. This transports the water into the atmosphere where it start to cool as it rises.
Eventually it cools to the dew point and condenses into tiny water droplets. As these droplets become larger they become clouds which you and I are able to see.
The cloud droplets then grow larger enough through time where their weight overcomes gravity and they start to fall out of the cloud as precipitation.
Once back on the surface the water runs off into larger bodies of water like lakes and oceans and the cycle starts all over again.
Now you know a little bit more about the water cycle. As always if you have any questions about the weather send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and healthy everyone!