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

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.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Boring blue sky

No clouds today - not one! I've included the sun and some vegetation in this photo, or it would be just a blue square.
The Cloud Appreciation Society's manifesto includes the words,
We pledge to fight ‘blue-sky thinking’ wherever we find it. Life would be dull if we had to look up at cloudless monotony day after day.
I'm hoping for some clouds tomorrow, even if only a few little ones. And some rain. It hasn't rained for days. The garden is parched.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Golden sunset

After a cooler day and an even cooler evening.