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

Saturday, 30 October 2010

The day started with cirrostratus and the moon still high,. Later, cumulus came and went. During the afternoon there were lots of cirrus clouds, some in extraordinary shapes, like the squiggle that drifted slowly north east, stretching as it went.

Friday, 29 October 2010

A fine day. Taken from my office window - a fleet of cumulus mediocris sail across the sky, below a layer of cirrus.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

I took these photos of the same patch of sky at one minute intervals this afternoon, to show how fast the clouds were moving. There was lots of cumulus and glimpses of cirrus through the gaps.

Monday, 25 October 2010

A fine day that got chillier late afternoon, when I took this. Just a few scraps of cumulus fractus here and there, and this single line of cumulus mediocris radiatus, parallel to the horizon (and the wind direction).

Sunday, 24 October 2010

There was a lot going on in the sky this afternoon, some of it colourful. In one direction (to the north east), a faint rainbow. In the opposite direction, a sundog.

You can just see the base of the rainbow near the house in the first picture, in the edge of some receding nimbostratus. The sundog wasn't very bright either.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Today's weather forecast was "heavy rain", and there was a lot of stratus later on. These photos were taken during a dry spell at about 4-ish. I noticed this cumulonimbus cloud from my back gate but couldn't get a clear view as it was partially hidden by buildings, though I changed my vantage point several times. It was several miles north and the photos are deceptive because it's a huge cloud (they can reach very high elevations), though this one certainly wasn't one of the biggest. As it swelled up, the top became fibrous, as it turned to ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. If I'd had the car out, I might have gone to get some better shots.

Looking south easterly, there were some interesting shapes in a mixture of cumulus and stratocumulus clouds.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Very annoying - as I drove into town there were fat rolls of bright white stratocumulus undulatus overhead, but didn't have time to stop as I had an appointment. By the time I came back, they'd all gone. I hate it when that happens!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

At about 9 this morning, there was a sheet of cirrostratus (ice at high altitude) stretching over the house. It had disappeared less than an hour later.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Some odd shaped cumulus clouds appeared amidst a thickening layer of stratocumulus towards the end of the day.