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

Monday, 18 July 2016

Blended colours

Someone took an airbrush to the sky over the horizon at moonrise.

Cloudy ripples

Another hot day. At about 12:30 these neat cirrocumulus stratiformis were overhead, high in the atmosphere (between 5 to 14 km or 16,000 to 45,00 ft) where upward air currents meet high cirrostratus clouds formed of ice crystals, some of which turn into supercooled water droplets. Not long afterwards they'd disappeared, or almost disappeared; just a ghostly trace of a few in small transparent patches in an otherwise blue sky.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Hot and bright

A hot day, even at about 18:45, when these were taken. Streaks of cirrus show that there were high winds at high altitude, while clumps of cumulus mediocris and wisps of cumulus fractus moved more slowly.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Cool sunset

Looking south-east, reflected light on altocumulus bobbles, like fluff.
Sunset streaks at different levels - stratocumulus, altocumulus, cirrus and contrails.
A little later - blue, grey, and apricot.

Thursday, 14 July 2016


The day started with bright sunshine...

Wednesday, 13 July 2016


Big beautiful cumulus clouds at around tea-time today, looking south-east, towards the coast.

Forecast: cloudy with sunny intervals later

Looking south-west at lunchtime, with heaps of cumulus in the distance and altocumulus overhead.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Cloud fold

Some cumulus rolled over as the sun was setting, reflecting the pastel colours.