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I'd like an adjective that means "to do with weather" in the same way that dramaturgical means "to do with dramaturgy."

The _______ imagery is ...

I swear the word is right on the tip of my tongue, is it similar (in spelling) to "temperamental"?

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    Also, just to make the question seem more interesting to others, you may want to mention that the obvious adjective weathery means something else entirely in Merriam-Webster's New International Dictionary Third Edition. It's the same definition as is on their website.
    – Tonepoet
    Mar 31, 2017 at 1:50
  • Looking into all the entries containing the word "weather" in two bulky dictionaries (Shorter Oxford English Dictionary/ Webster's Third New International Dictionary) has yielded an unlikely candidate-"synoptic"; wondering whether you have managed to retrieve the word that had once slipped your mind? Oct 24, 2020 at 8:46

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The word is meteorological.

Oxford Online:

Relating to the branch of science concerned with the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere, especially as a means of forecasting the weather.

‘detailed meteorological data’ ‘the effect of global warming on meteorological conditions’

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Maybe "climatic," but I still think there's another one beginning with 't'.

climatic

/klʌɪˈmatɪk/

adjective
relating to climate.

Oxford Living Dictionaries.

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    I love that you just completely made up a source... and it doesn't even match the text... Mar 31, 2017 at 1:57
  • Hmm, you're right. I was a little hasty with this one. 'Twas my mistake (twice). It should be fixed now. Bleh...
    – Tonepoet
    Mar 31, 2017 at 2:22

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