Artjak, I learned at school that every rule has opt outs variations or just plain did not work in all situations. Precipitation as any one on the North Sea coast from the Firth of forth to the Humber will tell you can happen over the open sea, no hills, soak you on the beach and by the time you get back to the car park you are in sunshine.
We are often in a sea fret and five miles inland they have a heatwave.
I worked part of my life at ICI where we used Fermentation, Conversion, Reforming and precipitation to make everything from gas to solids, we precipitated solids from liquids, think gas rising cloud forming, a precipitate added and solids dropping from a great height, you use some of them on the garden.
We were never encouraged to dig fox holes in the Fens, unless you wanted to bathe, the eels came free.
Stockton is dull wet and cold, what more can you say.