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

Monday, 30 April 2012

Friday, 27 April 2012

A drive through the rain

Went cloud-chasing in the car as it rained. The rape is flowering now, so there are splashes of yellow in the landscape but it was dulled by dark skies yesterday afternoon.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Lots more rain

Stupidly went out without my camera this afternoon. On the way back from Sudbury I saw some lovely clouds in the bright sunshine between showers. Took this looking north-west from Aldham Street later, after posting a letter. By this time, the skies had settled down. The lush green crop shows the rain has done some good.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

More biggies

A big hairy monster, bringing more rain.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Late light

In the evening I noticed a bright light through the hall window, and found it was reflected off a wall of cumulus to the south east, seen through a gap in the nimbostratus that covered the sky. It's been another wet day.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Sunshine and showers

Kept seeing glimpses of towers like these through a sheet of nimbostratus.
Looking east, there's just a patch of blue sky showing through.
Was tempted to get the car out and go to get a better view of these, but changed my mind when I started to get wet. This is our village hall.
 Looking west.
Rain coming my way.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Lines in different colours

At about six o'clock, there were rolling lines of cumulus mediocris, blown that way by the wind.
As the sun set, straggly streaks of stratocumulus were formed by the flattening cumulus clouds, tinted by the setting sun.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Rain, mostly

We needed rain, and lots of it. Towards the end of the day the sun broke through and illuminated the ash tree.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Cloud build-up

Lots of cloud activity today, with cumulus congestus building up in the sunshine.

For a while, there was a mixture of cirrus, contrails, and a few puffs of cumulus mediocris.
Then a build-up of cumulus clouds, like this cloud mountain.
It looked like they were already having rain to the south east.
Forms were changing fast.
The mountain peak was overtaken by a cumulonimbus capillatus (with the fringe on the top).

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Grey day

Not much happening today. Dull weekend.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Looks like rain

Just after 7pm. So far, only a few spots. Hoping there'll be more tonight.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Duck with cumulus fractus

He was looking for his girlfriend, who was playing hard to get.

Rain is forecast for tomorrow. I'll believe it when I see it.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Almost invisible moon

Mid-afternoon, and more blue sky with just a thin trace of cirrus so you could hardly see the moon, but it's there. Please let it rain soon!