The list of cloud types is a summarisation of the modern system of cloud
classification .... Isolated cirrus clouds do not bring rain; however, large amounts
of cirrus clouds can indicate an approac...
There are ten main cloud types, which are further divided into 27 sub-types
according to their ... their characteristics, e.g. cirrus (a hair), cumulus (a heap),
stratus (a layer) and nimbus (rain-bearing). ... Precipitation: May produce light
Clouds that produce rain and snow fall into this category. ("Nimbus" comes from
the Latin word for "rain.") Two examples are the nimbostratus or cumulonimbus ...
Altostratus clouds do not produce a halo phenomenon nor are the shadows of ...
Altostratus, This is a dark gray cloud layer diffused by falling rain or snow.
Stratus clouds most often appear dark and dense and will produce rain or snow.
Don't be fooled though, stratus clouds can also appear as puffy white clumps ...
These tallest of all clouds often produce violent storms of rain, thunder, lightning,
hail, and high winds. Photograph by Gary Crabbe/Alamy. Clouds form when ...
Mar 20, 2008 ... In fact, cumulus that rapidly develops and produces heavy rainfall often may ...
Stratocumulus is the main type of cloud to produce drizzle.
Cirrus - wispy, feathery tufts of clouds often characterized by curly wisps at the ...
Any low altitude clouds that are dark, threatening rain or producing rain get the ...
Southerly winds bring warm, moist air over cold ground or snow. Bullet Point ...
Cirrostratus clouds usually come 12-24 hours before a rain or snow storm.
Mar 1, 2013 ... Montse Costa, active researcher at Research Group of Environmental Physic (
University of Girona), talks about the rain clouds identification.