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

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Sunday, 18 December 2016

When icicles hang by the wall...




















We could have some very cold weather over the next month or so. Keep warm, and maybe give a little to help those who are likely to be very cold, such as through No Second Night Out in London or other organisations for rough sleepers in your area.
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Monday, 10 October 2016

Changeable skies

Panorama to the east at about 4.20pm.
Stratocumulus above cumulus clouds, all mixed up together.
Big cumulus clouds lit from behind with thin streaks of stratocumulus above.

An altocumulus cumulogenitus that developed to the east, late in the day. The top of the cloud flattened out due to temperature inversion in the upper atmosphere. Though not as big or powerful as a a cumulonimbus cloud, it's still pretty big. I watched a plane fly underneath it.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Coastal clouds


Some big fat cumulus clouds to the east this afternoon.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Almost dark

Cumulus, frayed at the edges, in an evening sky.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Cloud metamorphosis

Over the course of an hour or so, this cloud was transformed, though it stayed in more or less the same place, from a streak to what looked like a sheet of snow in the sky, then cloudlets that gradually dispersed.

If you click on the first image, you'll see it enlarged and can go through the sequence.



















Thursday, 1 September 2016

Faint and far away

Cirrocumulus stratiformis, very high and formed of ice crystals and super-cooled water droplets, forming a ripple pattern. The smudgy larger clouds on the right are lower altocumulus.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Cold clouds on a hot day




















Altocumulus (lower left) and cirrocumulus (all the rest) on another hot day, 31° in the shade. Poor grocery delivery driver said it was 33° in his cab - no air conditioning.

Can't get my head around the fact that it's so hot down here, and heat rises, yet those cirrocumulus clouds will be at least 20,000 feet up, formed from ice crystals or super-cooled water.