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Morning clouds

Unread post by GraemeWi »

Yesterday morning I saw these clouds as I as walking out the door to go to work. While I've seen these clouds before, I've never seen them in any books... so I mentally call them 'Smoke clouds'

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Within 20 minutes there was a fairly solid layer of Strato-cumulus in place.

Anyone know what these are called? Or even if they have a name... maybe some Sc forming or something...

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Unread post by Michael »

We get those a lot when its ready to cloud over and rain soon follows ;)
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Unread post by NZstorm »

Stratocumulus there.
I would say there is some gentle turbulence(oregraphic) that is stirring a very moist and stable layer of air.

I see the stratocumulus charging in over Auckland this evening. I am picking this to burn off to give a brighter afternoon but returning at night.
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Unread post by Manukau heads obs »

they almost look like what is called kelvin waves (is that right?)....which usualy occur with the approach of a cold front/rain, but yeah, its just some forming/whispy stratocumulus

melbourne got a lot of rain, and looks like more to come

maybe that whole indian ocean surge will make it as far as us?
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Unread post by NZ Thunderstorm Soc »

Sometimes see that cloud here.
A stratocumulus form of Kelvin-Helmholtz cloud

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Unread post by spwill »

Its the leading edge of a Stratocumulus Sheet being pushed in by a developing South Westerly .
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Unread post by Michael »

spwill wrote:Its the leading edge of a Stratocumulus Sheet being pushed in by a developing South Westerly .
I seen those most mornings in the wet season here when its been clear overnight then the cloud like above moves in,thickens to 8/8 then rains
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