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clouds click to hear : clouds

Fine droplets of water or ice crystal suspended in the atmosphere; the World Meteorological Organization classifies them according to 10 types.
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altostratus nimbostratus altocumulus cirrocumulus cirrostratus cirrus stratus cumulonimbus cumulus stratocumulus

altostratus click to hear : altostratus

Gray sheet that can completely cover the sky but allows the Sun to be seen without a halo phenomenon; it can trigger heavy precipitation.

nimbostratus click to hear : nimbostratus

Cloud in the form of a dark layer sufficiently thick to block out the Sun; it triggers continuous precipitation.

altocumulus click to hear : altocumulus

Cloud composed of large white or gray flecks that sometimes form parallel layers; it foreshadows the arrival of a depression.

cirrocumulus click to hear : cirrocumulus

Cloud formed of white or gray flecks or strips, often arranged in rows.

cirrostratus click to hear : cirrostratus

Whitish layer that can completely cover the sky and that creates a halo around the Sun.

cirrus click to hear : cirrus

Cloud in the form of wisps or separate strips; it usually appears in advance of a depression.

stratus click to hear : stratus

Gray cloud forming a continuous veil that is similar to fog, though it never touches the ground; it can trigger light precipitation.

cumulonimbus click to hear : cumulonimbus

Very imposing cloud that can reach a thickness of 10 km and whose base is very dark; it can trigger violent precipitation.

cumulus click to hear : cumulus

Fair-weather cloud with very clear contours; it has a gray, flat base and a white top with rounded protuberances.

stratocumulus click to hear : stratocumulus

Gray and white cloud arranged in more or less continuous rolled layers; it does not usually trigger precipitation.