Clouds and Time of Day
Country: United Kingdom
Date: Fall 2011
What time of day do clouds appear the most and why?
Locally, clouds often appear during later part the day as land and
water heat up from the sun. The sun's heat evaporates water and,
being warm, the water vapor rises. When it gets high enough, the
vapor condenses into droplets which we see as clouds. This kind of
cloud is the puffy "fair weather cumulus" we often see on otherwise
clear and sunny days.
Clouds from larger causes, such as warm and cold fronts or
hurricanes and other storms, can be seen any time of day.
Hope this helps.
R. W. "Mr. A." Avakian
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