Weather

Fat lady sunbathing

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus humilis

Fat lady sunbathing

12-04-26

Cloud of the Day: Velum

A delicate veil of thin cloud on the head of a towering cumulus on a day of cumulonimbus and nimbostratus, in a month when we have the most rain since our records began (in 2010). And a couple of cloudy faces looking away from each other, of course…

Water water everywhere

Weather of the Day: Rain rain rain rain rain rain

Water water everywhere

Only consolation: hot soup

Wavy clouds

Cloud of the Day: Stratus undulatus

Wavy clouds. Go on, wave goodbye

It is looking more and more likely that the April output from the solar panels will be worse than that of March. Clouds, you were lovely. We enjoyed your performance. Now go away.

Cumulus fractus in front of cirrostratus

Head in the Clouds: Just a pretty face

Cumulus fractus in front of cirrostratus, still wearing mascara and lipstick after last night

Cumulus fractus, stratus and lenticularis putting on the blusher for a night out

Clouds of the Evening: Party time

Cumulus fractus, stratus and lenticularis putting on the blusher for a night out

wet wet wet

Weather of the Day: More rain

wet wet wet

12-04-18

Weather of the Day: Rain

Yesterday, despite a constant procession of large cumulus clouds, the solar panels had their best day ever. Today, under an incessant downpour, we barely scraped a kilowatt. And yes, the face of an evil whiskery dog appears in the shadow of the bollard. Pareidolia is inescapable.

12-04-15

Cloud of the Day: Clouds that Look Like Atheists

Here’s another cloud that looks like a face, with a cloud beard and little cloud glasses. After Darwin the other day, I think the clouds are portraying PZ Myers. Makes a change from Jesus

Charles Darwin contemplating a couple of unknown animals

Cloud of the Day: Clouds That Look Like Things

Charles Darwin contemplating a couple of unknown animals

Clouds That Look Like things is available from all good bookshops. For some reason, there are no pictures of clouds that look like cauliflowers.

Fire walk with me

Cloud of the Evening: Stratocumulus

Fire walk with me

12-04-11

Cloud of the day: Cumulus congestus

Spot the face

Cloud of the Day: Expanding cumulus

Spot the face

Sunset

Cloud of the Evening: Stratus duplicatus

Sundowner


After three days of non-stop nimbostratus the clouds split up and go their separate ways — for a while

A flying fish for Good Friday

Cloud of the Day: Scud

A flying fish for Good Friday

OK it doesn’t look very like a fish but it looks about as much like a fish as this fish looks like Jesus. And the fish is Jesus’ avatar, after all.

12-04-05

Weather of the Day: Clear

Walking in a spring wonderland

Weather of the Day: Snow

Walking in a spring wonderland

Hard to believe that a week ago we had daytime temperatures of over 25 degrees, and that three days ago the solar panels served up over 8 kilowatts…

Snow on the way

Cloud of the Day: Nimbostratus

Snow on the way

Halo halo halo

Cloud of the day: Cirrus with a sundog

Halo halo halo

A helicopter flies in front of delicate high clouds

Cloud of the Day: Cirrocumulus

A helicopter flies in front of delicate high clouds