24 Hr Cloud Forecast for Saturday, 9th December 2023
Expected Cloud Types
Possible Cumulonimbus [Cb] – Embedded with Ns
Nimbostratus [Ns] mainly at first – Overcast
Cumulus [Cu] and/or Stratocumulus [Sc] – Broken decreasing
High-level and/or Mid-level clouds – Broken decreasing late
Possible Stratus [St] of bad weather – Scattered
ENE Force 7 to 8 wind valid for later on Saturday
Continuous light to moderate rain and possible embedded thundery showers
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