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

Monday, 31 March 2008

Bright white

Bright white cumulus scattered all over the sky.

Sunday, 30 March 2008


A bright sunny day with an assortment of clouds.

Low level cumulus and high level cirrostratus.

More low level cumulus and higher wisps of what looks like altocumulus.

Low level cumulus, some altocumulus, and a milky veil of cirrostratus.

Thin streaks of high altocumulus radiatus, tinted peachey-pink by a setting sun.

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Wet again

Fast-moving fragmented pannus clouds below a layer of altocumulus on a showery day.

Thursday, 27 March 2008

To the coast and back

Drove to Clacton today. Saw some cumulus congestus on the way. The sea was flat with faint clouds in the distance. It rained on the way home. The rainbow was near Harwich. By evening, there was a light sandwich in the sky.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Monday, 24 March 2008

Active sky

There was so much going on in the sky today that I didn't get much work done. Every time I looked out of the window, there was another photogenic cloud.

Cumulonimbus Incus - a big one

Cumulonimbus, originally uploaded by Sparrows' Friend.

Snow showers all day. This was taken late afternoon. Click on the image for a larger version.

I spotted this from my window. It's a cumulonimbus with an anvil. "Incus" is Latin for anvil, a characteristic shape of this enormous cloud, which holds a staggering amount of water. The flattened top is formed from ice crystals at the top of the troposphere, where it can't go any higher. These clouds can be up to 11 miles high.

The cloud was to the south-west, probably over Felixstowe and Harwich.

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Easter snow

Easter Sunday morning, and it snowed. Later, the clouds rolled back.

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Calm after snow and sleet

Today we had wind, rain, sleet and snow (which didn't stick). This was a calm period at about 5 pm.

Friday, 21 March 2008

Shades of grey and blue

Cold and windy, with showers. Mostly stratocumulus. This was a break in the clouds late in the day, with scraps of cumulus and altocumulus.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Cold day

Cold day with very few light showers.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Grey again

This was late afternoon. There were lots of dark clouds, a few patches of blue sky, and it was cold.

Monday, 17 March 2008


Taken at about the same time, looking south-east (above) and north-west (below).

Friday, 14 March 2008

Stratus at sunset

It was mostly fine with few clouds but I didn't take any photos until late, hence this sunset over Ipswich.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Grey, blue and pink

Still windy, no more rain. For a little while, there was a clear sky. This was late afternoon.

Monday, 10 March 2008

Heavy showers

They've had gale force winds and coastal flooding in the west today. We got off relatively lightly, though I did get soaked going to the Post Office.

Monday, 3 March 2008

Build-up to rain

The day started with cumulus humilis and mediocris scattered across the sky, then they all joined up. This was followed by some nimbostratus, then it rained.

Saturday, 1 March 2008

March blew in

Another windy day. Plenty of cumulus humilis, and altocumulus floccus (the small blobby clouds) later in the afternoon.