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Lee1962

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  • Location: Doncaster
  • Weather Preferences: Good visibility.
  • Location: Doncaster

Mizzling; this is a word that only my immediate family seem to use in the area where I live, Doncaster in northern England. It means when there's fine, spray-like drizzle, and it's misty. I'm wondering if people have any other terms for this type of weather?

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District. 290 mts a.s.l.
  • Weather Preferences: Anything extreme
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District. 290 mts a.s.l.

It's a term used in these parts too though not sure how widespread. It's certainly well used in my family as it's a frequent occurrence here.

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

We use same term for that ppn between mist and drizzle...although maybe I'm influenced by having a father from Manchester and a mother from Nottingham...

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  • Location: Shepton Mallet 140m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, snow and summer heatwaves.
  • Location: Shepton Mallet 140m ASL

The locals round here just call it Mendip mist.

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  • Location: Truro, Cornwall
  • Weather Preferences: Winter - Heavy Snow Summer - Hot with Night time Thunderstorms
  • Location: Truro, Cornwall

Had mizzling frequently whilst living in Cornwall especially in winter.

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  • Location: Braintree, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and sunny in the summer, cold and snowy in the winter
  • Location: Braintree, Essex

I'd never heard it before, but I instantly knew what was meant by it.  I like to define it as wet beard weather.

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  • Location: Doncaster
  • Weather Preferences: Good visibility.
  • Location: Doncaster

My grandmother was the one who seemed to use it all the time. She was from Staffordshire, so maybe the word originates from there.

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

The locals round here just call it Mendip mist.

My mother always called it 'Scotch mist'...

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  • Location: Near King's Lynn 13.68m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Hoar Frost, Snow, Misty Autumn mornings
  • Location: Near King's Lynn 13.68m ASL

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mizzle

 

 

Etymology

From Middle English misellen â€Ž(“to drizzleâ€). Cognate with Low German musseln â€Ž(“to mizzleâ€), Dutch miezelen â€Ž(“to drizzle, rain gentlyâ€). Of obscure origin, but apparently related to Middle Low German mes â€Ž(“urineâ€), Middle Dutch mesmis â€Ž(“urineâ€), both from Old Saxon mehs â€Ž(“urineâ€), from Proto-Germanic *mihstuz*mihstaz*mihsk- â€Ž(“urineâ€), from Proto-Germanic *mÄ«ganÄ… â€Ž(“to urinateâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *meiǵʰ-*omeiǵʰ- â€Ž(“to urinateâ€). Compare also English micturate â€Ž(“to urinateâ€), Old Frisian mese â€Ž(“urineâ€), Low German miegen â€Ž(“to urinateâ€), Dutch mijgen â€Ž(“to urinateâ€), Danish mige â€Ž(“to urinateâ€).

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