Weather Events

Parameter Description
Precipitation
  • No precipitation or only slight drizzle/light snowfall.
Temperature
  • Cloud-covered areas in winter generally warmer, in summer cooler than adjacent cloud-free areas.
  • Reduced diurnal variation of temperature within cloudy areas.
Wind (incl. gusts)
  • Light to moderate winds.
Other relevant information
  • Aviation hazards: icing within the cloud and large wind shears on top of the cloud.
  • The advection of stratocumulus over an area can either prevent the formation of fog or disperse it if it has already formed.

26 September 2001/12.00 UTC - Meteosat IR image; weather events (green: rain and showers, blue: drizzle, cyan: snow, red: thunderstorm, black: no precipitation)

Example above shows an extensive Sc Sheet north of the Black Sea. No precipitation is observed within the cloud area.