Mackerel Sky

Altocumulus mackerel sky - Over Creech Hill, Lamyat, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8920

Altocumulus mackerel sky – Over Creech Hill, Lamyat, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8920

Mackerel Sky

I think this sky over Somerset yesterday contained Altocumulus stratiformis clouds.  I could be completely wrong but whatever they are called they looked great.  Stretching overhead all the way to Creech Hill in the distance.

Altocumulus stratiformis – Looks like a bunch of flat-bottomed puffy clouds packed tightly together but separated by small streaks.These can sometimes extend over the whole sky. – The types of cloud

Apparently, their presence forecasts that bad weather is on its way – in six hours it will rain.

Altocumulus mackerel sky - Over Creech Hill, Lamyat, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8926P

Altocumulus mackerel sky – Over Creech Hill, Lamyat, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8926P

Altocumulus mackerel sky - Over Creech Hill, Lamyat, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8942

Altocumulus mackerel sky – Over Creech Hill, Lamyat, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8942

In six hours, almost to the minute, it started to rain!

Never too old to learn something.

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