mackerel sky

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mackerel sky

[′mak·rəl ′skī]
(meteorology)
A sky with considerable cirrocumulus or small-element altocumulus clouds, resembling the scales on a mackerel.
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mackerel sky

A condition in which there are rows of altocumulus or cirrocumulus clouds in the sky, which look like scales of a mackerel fish.
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