The heat energy that must be absorbed when a substance changes from solid to liquid and liquid to gas, and which is released when a gas condenses and a liquid solidifies.
Heat that is stored in water vapour in the atmosphere. When water vapour rises, cools and condenses into liquid water, it releases this heat into the surrounding atmosphere. This is the driving mechanism for tropical cyclones.
Latent Heat has been defined 7 different ways in documents like Meteorology Terminology, Climate Change Glossary, Glossary of Terms, and 4 more.