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

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Fair weather clouds

A few cumulus fractus below wispy cirrus in a mostly blue sky on a fine day. Should have got my washing done.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Flat-bottomed cloud

This was taken soon after 5pm, as it got cooler, when temperature inversion flattened the bottom of some cumulus mediocris, spreading them out.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Brilliance amid the gloom

After an overcast sort of day, a gap revealed this burst of brightness at about tea-time.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Strange skies

These passed overhead, moving east, with a few rumbles of thunder, at about 10-ish this morning. The first time I've seen mamma clouds in Suffolk.

My Cloud Book says,
They are caused by powerful downdraughts, when pockets of cold, moist air sink rapidly from the upper to the lower parts of the cloud, reversing the usual cloud-forming convection of warm, humid air. Their shapes and forms can vary considerably, from near-spherical pouches to tubular, rippled or merely undulating globules, arranged in cellular formation.