Herne Bay about 0830. Calm and tranquil, overcast but mild. There is a fairly dense canopy consisting of sheets of medium and upper level cloud; altostratus and cirrostratus. The sun is struggling to make it’s presence known. Some lower strato cumulus shows moisture and activity at a lower level.
Herne Bay. Morning. Warm, partly cloudy with good amounts of sunshine.
Herne Bay, near sunset, calm and mild. Mulitple layers of clouds lit up in different ways. Cirrostratus and a bright contrail above. Shaddowed stratocumulus below.
Herne Bay, about 8 in the morning, mild weather with light winds. Significant amounts of high cloud, cirrostratus and also more granular cirrocumulus. Featured image is a an overhead zoomed in study.
Herne Bay. Warmish with light and variable winds. The crystal clear visibility remains. (Have we just got cleaner air because of lock down?) A thin and broken stratocumulus layer alows sunlight to break through.
The day started with a thicker low cloud.
Herne Bay, cool and calm. Some stratocumulus towards the horizon. Crystal clear visibility. Stunning sunset across the Thames Estaury over Sheppey and Southend.
Today is a day when you can watch the clouds develop. The aristream is unstable with respect to sea surface temperatures. There is a hard edge to the lifting condensation level and spirals of cumulus development are evident. Within the space of 5 minutes you can witness cloud currents grow, mature and fade.
Herne Bay, calm, warm and partly cloudy. Stratocumulus at the begining of the day and at the end.
Herne Bay and Reculver. Fair weather with good sunny periods but a strong cold wind. Some towering cumulus out at sea but lots of smaller cumulus and stratocumulus as well.
Herne Bay and Reculver. Cold, near gale force wind with good sunny spells but some showers too. Featured image shows cumulus with blue sky to the left but the onset of a shower to the right. Note the reduction of visibility under the shower and the loss of a hard horizon. I have no image of the vertical extent of the cloud but there are strong gusts and showers, so … cumulonimbus. In between the showers are smaller cumulus clouds, but always in a cold blast.
This bitter north easterly across the North Sea has reset the seasons back to winter after some summer like days last week.
The satellite image for the same time shows a classic pattern of deep convection with separate convective cells dappled in the flow.