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

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Cirrus overload

Late in the day there were lots of cirrus clouds, of all shapes and sizes, and some altocumulus.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Mostly overcast

A short break in the cloud this afternoon, so you could see a layer of cirrocumulus (the stippled effect) through a gap in the lower cumulus clouds.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

A feint rainbow

Hardly any sun so hardly any rainbow.

Rain at last

It rained, but not for long enough.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

The end of another dry day

A layer of stratocumulus cleared a little late in the day, but still no rain.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Veiled cumulus

Some clouds don't fit easily into any category, and this is one of them. This cumulus humilis cloud appears to have a cap, or pileus, of frozen moist air over the top. Pileus clouds are usually seen over high cumulus congestus clouds. It also resembles a lenticular cloud - there were several small lenticular clouds to the east - but if it is, it must have travelled some distance as they're usually formed over hills, and the only hills around here aren't much more than mounds. Whatever you call it, you can see the layer of ice crystals on top.