Weather

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

The Moon and Venus

Cloud of the Day: Cirrostratus

The Moon and Venus

Today the solar panels hit 7kWh for the first time. The flat morning may be due to dew; the jagged afternoon on a cloudless sunny day is a bit of a mystery

Lots of watts

12-03-25

Cloud of the Day: Cirrus uncinus

Curls and swirls of angel's hairCurls and swirls of angel’s hair

Another grey day

Cloud of the Day: Altostratus translucidus

Another grey day

Bring on those hazy lazy crazy days of summer

Weather of the Day: Light fog

Bring on those hazy lazy crazy days of summer

Signs of spring on the vernal equinox

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus

Signs of spring on the vernal equinox

12-03-19

Cloud of the Day: Stratocumulus again

Lullaby in cloudland

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus humilis

Lullaby in cloudland

Despite a constant procession of fluffy clouds, our solar panels had their best day so far.

Ice cream castles in the air

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus castellanus

Ice cream castles in the air

Rain tomorrow?

More Stratocumulus

Rain tomorrow?

Followed by a sunny afternoon and a cloudy night

Cloud of the Day: Stratocumulus

Followed by a sunny afternoon and a cloudy night

What a grey day

Cloud of the Day: Altostratus opacus

What a grey day

12-03-11

Shade

Shadows on the panels

No clouds today, but the output from the solar panels was only slightly higher than in the days of rolling cumulus and, as always, dipped sharply in the middle of the day. The reason: shadows from the chimney stack falling on small parts of one or two panels cause all the panels, wired in series, to react as if they are shaded as well. All for one and one for all; divided we stand, united we fall…

More Cumulus

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus Again

More Cumulus

Cumulus

Cloud of the day: Cumulus

Cumulus

Cumulus humilis

Trying to link the stuff in the sky to the wave-like output of the solar panels. This batch of fluffy summery clouds sprang up between two massive banks of nimbostratus so the day was duller than it looks.