Weather

Puppies at play

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus humilis

Puppies at play

Seen through a veil of delicate spring foliage

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus mediocritus

Seen through a veil of delicate spring foliage

Best day ever for the solar panels

Sunshine, rain and iridescence

Weather of the Day: Monkey’s Wedding

Sunshine, rain and iridescence

Followed by a burst of hail…Despite the colossal clouds and assorted precipitation, the solar panels dished up a respectable 7kw today.

12-05-07

Sky of the Night: Red moon

Biggest moon of the year

Cloud of the Night: Cirrostratus

Biggest moon of the year

A sheep on the verge of eating a cauliflower

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus congestus

A sheep on the verge of eating a cauliflower

Lacy dangling bobbles

Cloud of the Day: Contrail with dangly bits

Lacy dangling bobbles

The hanging blobs are called pendules and are caused by wake turbulence. No prizes for guessing that chemtrail conspiracists think they are something far more sinister, though what, exactly, isn’t at all clear. A bit like the sky for most of today, then.

Ring of fire

Cloud of the day: Cirrocumulus and corona, in a puddle, with petals

Ring of fire

X marks the spot

Cloud of the Day: Contrails

X marks the spot

X! TEN kilowatts! And yesterday we only made ONE!
You wouldn’t believe some of the barmy ideas some people have about contrails.

Walking on the air

Cloud of Yesterday: Cumulus fractus with a surfer

Walking on the air

Stack of pancakes

Cloud of the Evening: Lenticularis

An iridescent stack of pancakes served up with cirrus and cumulus

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