A record of the changing Suffolk sky . . . click on a picture to view large . . . best seen full screen.

Friday, 29 February 2008


The sun barely penetrated the clouds this morning. Later it gave up.

Thursday, 28 February 2008

High clouds

The day began with mainly cirrus and some cirrocumulus. Later the sky filled with stratocumulus.

In the first picture you can see the small bobbley lines of cirrocumulus stratiformus undulatus, above few wisps of cumulus. In the second picture, taken at about the same time but in the opposite direction, are delicate strands of cirrus that were changing fast due to high altitude wind.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Windy day

Very windy so the sky kept changing - there were lots of these.

Monday, 25 February 2008


The day began with cirrostratus and contrails, like this. Later it was just boring stratus.

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Cirrus swirl

Through gaps in a layer of cumulus, there were streaks and swirls of cirrus. High winds, high jinks.

Partially hidden sun

The clouds came back today, beginning with fog after a frosty night. The sun shone off and on.

Monday, 18 February 2008

Cloudless skies

No clouds again - it'll be another cold night.

Saturday, 16 February 2008

No clouds today

Sharp frost forecast for tonight.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Barely visible

Mostly blue skies over the last few days.

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Evening moon

Frosted blue

Clear blue sky earlier, then a layer of cirrostratus covered the sky.

Friday, 8 February 2008


This morning there was a frosted cirrostratus sky. Later the contrails mixed with wisps of cirrus.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Cotton wool sky

Flock of cumulus humilis over Martlesham Heath, Suffolk. No precipitation.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008


Hadn't seen any big fat cumulus clouds like this for a while. The clouds were flying by fast today - a mixture of cumulus and some cirrus.

Monday, 4 February 2008

Little & large

If you're one of those unobservant types who seldom notices the variety of clouds, confining your observations to things like, "Nice day!" or "It looks like rain," maybe you've never paid much attention on days like today, when there've been different cloud types at different altitudes. Oh well.

Cirrus radiatus

Bands of cirrus at a high altitude, whipped into curls by the wind. The second and third photos were taken about fifteen minutes apart.

Saturday, 2 February 2008

Mostly blue

Cumulus and a few traces of altocumulus.