What are broken clouds?
What are fluffy clouds called?
What is cloud cover percentage?
Cloud cover (also known as cloudiness, cloudage, or cloud amount) refers to the fraction of the sky obscured by clouds when observed from a particular location. Okta is the usual unit of measurement of the cloud cover.
What does Variable cloudiness mean?
Does Overcast Mean It’s Going to Rain? Not all clouds lead to precipitation and certain atmospheric conditions must be present to produce rain or snow. This means that it’s not necessarily going to rain just because the sky is overcast.
However, according to the National Weather Service, partly cloudy and partly sunny mean exactly the same thing. The NWS definition states that between 3/8 and 5/8 of the sky is covered by clouds when it’s classified as partly cloudy or partly sunny. On the other hand, mostly sunny means there is more sun than clouds.
How would you describe cloud coverage?
Cloud that covers 60–90 per cent of the sky. See also overcast. From: broken cloud in A Dictionary of Weather »