Moist convection

This allows moist warm air to rise for a much longer time and reach bigger heights. Not only that, as the moist air cools more slowly, it keeps a bigger temperature difference with the surrounding air. This makes it more buoyant and rise faster.

The height at which the moisture condenses can be seen visually; this is the height of the bases of clouds (in thunderstorms the base is usually called a rain-free base).

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