The last post ‘Cloud identification’ was all basic clouds in the atmosphere, This one is about the identification of advanced clouds and what they signify in terms of weather patterns.
I love clouds XD they are so fascinating to watch, that’s why I want you to enjoy cloud watching as much as I do with this picture guide to how to identify a cloud.
Found near or on the ground, restricting visibility and scattering sunlight.
Horizontal clouds with uniform bases, usually the cause of cloudy or drizzle days. Meaning layers in latin.
Dark, non-uniform low clouds capable of producing light to medium precipitation under normal conditions. This is the cloud that causes most of the rain in the spring and fall. These clouds may also contain ice particles and snow.
Nimbo meaning rain.
Low clouds in large, rounded masses usually forming clumps or lines, formed by weak convective currents and does not typically exceed 8000 ft.
Cirrostratus is a thin layer of high clouds sometimes producing a halo around the sun.
4. Convective Clouds
Puffy convective clouds spanning from low to mid altitudes, usually white in colour and indicates fair weather if it does not keep growing bigger.
Tall cumulus clouds, usually dark at the base and capable of producing rain or hail, capable of turning into a Cumulonimbus
Thundercloud. Cumulonimbi usually span the entire troposphere, forming an anvil shaped top when coming in contact with the stratosphere. This cloud is capable of producing anything imaginable, rain, snow, hail, lightning, tornado etc