Cloudscapes and Weather Lore

I took this picture a few minutes ago. For those of you interested in these sorts of cloudscapes then here is a good tip for finding them:

Take a really keen interest in the sky whenever bad weather is forecast after a good spell. Don’t wait for the change to become obvious though, the interesting higher clouds: the wispy cirrus, mares’ tails, mackerel skies etc. will all be found just before most people notice that the weather is changing, so you need to remain aware.

It works the other way round too of course, if you don’t have access to forecasts, or prefer to do your own, then this sort of sky after settled weather is a strong sign that a big change is on its way. More tips on weather lore here.


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