Weather Talk: It’s a Cumulonimbus!

The other day, I read a BBC article about how to make weather conversations more interesting and scoffed. Of all the things to write a news article about, how to talk about the weather? As if the Brits need any help with that. And if “Cloudy today, eh?” wasn’t a particularly successful conversation-starter, I doubt “Take a look at that cumulonimbus” would fare much better.

But it got me thinking about clouds, because I honestly am fascinated with the clouds here in the UK. They seem much lower to the ground than anywhere else I’ve lived, and are much faster-moving. And then yesterday we went to the terrace of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden to this gorgeous sight:

And I was won over.

That’s a fine-looking stratocumulus, wouldn’t you say?

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