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cloud amount

cloud amount
The proportion of sky obscured by clouds, expressed as a fraction of sky covered. The amount may be indicated in octas (sometimes spelled as oktas) or decas (the total sky divided into 8 or 10 parts, respectively). Generally, the cloud amount is indicated by expressions such as few, scattered, and overcast. Also referred to as cloud cover.
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The cold air mass is expected to intensify on Sunday causing unstable conditions to prevail over the country; cloud amounts will continue to increase over scattered parts of the country and will be associated with convective clouds with different intensities of rain that may be thundery at times.
Measurements at the BCO suggest that the parameterization of shallow convection in climate models adequately represents the basic depth and structure of the cloud layer but that cloudiness varies more with wind speed in nature than it does in climate simulations, and cloud amount near cloud base is more constant in the data than in models (Brueck et al.
In addition to providing valuable information on cloud amount, the derived hydrometeor type is a crucial constraint for the application of variational cloud microphysical retrieval applications.
The only cloud product from PATMOS was total cloud amount generated using the Clouds from AVHRR, phase 1 (CLAVR-1) cloud detection scheme (Stowe et al.
It predicted tomorrow would be: "Cloudy to partly cloudy weather in general with a chance of rain especially over the northern and the eastern areas during daytimeand decrease in cloud amount gradually from western areas.
According to the forecast, uncertain weather conditions will persist during the day, increasing the cloud amount especially over Northern and Eastern areas which may experience rain with thunder over some areas.
In a statement issued on Monday, NMCS said that the weather on Tuesday and Wednesday will likely be hot in general, partly cloudy and hazy at times, adding that cloud amount will increase at times over some eastern areas, which may become convective at times by afternoon.
Some low clouds will form eastward by afternoon on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday, while cloud amount will increase over different parts of the country on Monday and Tuesday," the forecaster stated.
Its forecast for Saturday says: "Unstable weather in general over the country, where is the weather is partly cloudy in general, the cloud amount will increase over scattered areas, with a chance of some towering clouds and some rain.
The cloud amount will increase at times, especially to the north and over eastern mountains, with a chance of some light rain.
Partly cloudy weather in general, and the cloud amount will increase over some areas especially the northern & eastern and the coastal areas with some towering cloud with a chance of rain with gradual decrease in temperatures especially over the western areas," NCMS reported.