Stratus fractus

Formation of stratus fractus (broken) clouds due to a moist sea breeze rising gently over the cliff together with small cumulus in the background due to convection from land. The attached meteogram shows perfect conditions for these clouds (Stratus and Cumulus) to co-exist together with very light winds allowing local topography to take affect on the clouds. A relatively moderate Convective Inhibition was present. This allowed the air to rise to some extent only because of stronger forcing being ground heating in this case.

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