low clouds

low clouds

[′lō ′klau̇dz]
(meteorology)
Types of clouds, the mean level of which is between the surface and 6500 feet (1980 meters); the principal clouds in this group are stratocumulus, stratus, and nimbostratus.

low clouds

Those with a base below approximately 6000 ft (2 km). Stratus, nimbostratus, stratocumulus, cumulus, and sometimes cumulonimbus fall into this category.
References in classic literature ?
The sky overhead was clear and serene, but low clouds hung on the horizon, and the far-off peaks had begun to take the deep rose hues that the sunset often brings.
For several days in succession low clouds had appeared in the distance, white masses with dark convolutions rest- ing on the water, motionless, almost solid, and yet all the time changing their aspects subtly.
They passed out and walked up the road surrounded by a low cloud of dust raised by the dog gyrating madly about their two figures progressing side by side with rectitude and propriety, and (I don't know why) looking to me as if they had annexed the whole country-side.
Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Rabi'II 16, 1435, Feb 16, 2014, SPA -- Fog and low clouds forced organizers to postpone Sunday's Olympic biathlon men's mass start race until Monday morning.
The Weather Service has warned of possible formation of frost in mountainous areas, low horizontal visibility due to low clouds, mist and active winds.
The Directorate General of Meteorology and Air Navigation (DGMAN) expects that clear to partly cloudy skies will prevail over the coast of the Sea of Oman and clear skies in the remaining governorates of the Sultanate with the possibility of low clouds formation and fog during the early morning in the Governorate of Al Wusta.
Thick, low clouds that had delayed a first launch attempt on Sunday returned, but then cleared away just in time.
Low clouds obscured visibility of the smouldering 8,070ft Mayon, towering over coconut farms and rice paddies in coastal Albay province.
7 (BNA) -- THE METEOROLOGY DEPARTMENT AT THE CIVIL AVIATION IN BAHRAIN EXPECTS HUMID WEATHER WITH PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS AND A CHANCE OF MIST IN PLACES EARLY MORNING.
There were low clouds and fog patches all over and the visibility also dropped," said Shabbir Khan, an Indian expatriate in Al Wusta.
The Palestinian Meteorological Department expects that while current conditions are clear, a large quantity of low clouds will move in with moderate to brisk northwesterly winds.
19 (Petra)-- The weather on Thursday will be relatively cold in the hilly areas and fair in other parts of the Kingdom with low clouds mainly in the northern and central regions with southwesterly moderate winds.