# Why is mist abbreviated BR on METARs and TAFs?

The abbreviation for a condition of mist is BR on METAR and TAF reports. How did mist end up getting abbreviated as BR?

• I believe Smoke (FU) is also from the French (fumée) – voretaq7 Sep 25 '15 at 22:27
• as well as Hail (GR) from French grêle. – mins Sep 25 '15 at 23:26