Glossary

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Precipitation

Showers / Rain

Light Showers/Rain

Passing showers/rain

Brief showers / rain

Some showers/rain

Scattered showers / rain

Isolated showers / rain

Occasional showers /rain

Vicinity showers / rain

Heavy showers / rain

Frequent showers / rain

Chances of showers/rain

Possible showers / rain

Translation in Tuvaluan

Vaiua / Ua

Nāi afūga vaiua / nāi afūga ua

Afuafūga vaiua / afuafūga ua

afūga vaiua / afūga ua

nāi vaiua / nāi ua

solōga vaiua / solōga ua

nāi solōga vaiua / nāi solōga ua

solōga vaiua ave 'loa / solōga ua ave 'loa

vaiua 'to tafatafa / uauāga 'to tafatafa

vaiua 'to 'lotu / ua 'to 'lotu

solōga vaiua 'to 'soko / solōga ua 'to 'soko

faka'tauga ka isi ne vaiua / ua

kilokilōga ka isi ne vaiua / ua

Weather   System

Trough

Convergence zone 

Windflow

Ridge

High Pressure

Low Pressure

Cyclone

Trade Wind

Shear line

Col

Cloud band

Tropical cyclone

Shower band

Moist wind flow

Thunderstorm

Lightning

Squalls

Fine weather

Fair weather

Partly cloudy

Cloudy periods / Cloudy intervals

Overcast

Translation in Tuvaluan

Fakaosōga ea mālalo

Fakaputūga kaumana vaiua fakamāfua aso mā'sei

Alaalāga matagi

Fakaosōga ea māluga

Lukūga ea māluga

Lukūga ea mālalo

Saikolone

Matagi tūmau

Te lukūga kogākoga o matagi agi mā'losi

Te lukūga kogākoga o matagi lasi kite malū

Fusīga kaumana

Saikolone

Fusīga kaumana vaiua

ala matagi agi mokomoko

Uila mo fa'tili

Uila

Solōga o mana

Kā lasi kite 'lei

Aso feoloolo

Nāi kaumana

Ka kaumanā / fakamalumalu

Kapu te lagi / ka lava kite kaumanā /   fakamalumalu

Wind   

East

Southeast

South

Southwest

West

Northwest

North 

Northeast

Variable wind

Light wind

Moderate wind

Fresh wind

Gust

Strong wind

Translation   in Tuvaluan

Saegālā / Sasae

Sulusaegālā / Sautesaegālā / SauteKiSasae / SuluKiSasae

Sulu/Saute

Sulu'tōgālā / Saute'tōgālā / SuluKiSisifo / SauteKiSisifo

Tōgālā / Sisifo

Mātū'tōgālā / MātūKiSisifo

Mātū

Mātūsaegālā / MātūKiSasae

Matagi ka māilīli / mapusipusi kae sē tūmau te koga e agi mai iei

Matagi ka māilīli / mapusipusi  

Te matagi ka feoloolo

Te matagi ka tai agi mālosi atu i vā o taimi

Tū fa'kautaufa / ka mālosi atu tena agi

Matagi mālosi

Sea   state

Slight seas

Moderate seas

Rough seas

Swells

Wind waves

Translation   in Tuvaluan

Te moana ka 'lei

Te moana ka feoloolo

Te moana ka sou

Alagā peau / Malua peau

Peau matagi