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Name: Lucy
Status: student
Grade: 6-8
Country: United Kingdom
Date: Spring 2012


Question:
What time of day do clouds appear the most and why?


Replies:
Lucy,

This could be determined statistically for where you live by asking the Bureau of Meteorology. The statistics may be rather weak on this as it is difficult to generalize. During certain seasons of the year it would be easiest to determine, such as during Summer, when cumulus cloud development in the morning and early afternoon reaches a peak in mid to late afternoon. Where you live, there is predominant cloudiness during much of the late Autumn to early Spring, so it might not be possible to determine a specific time of the day when it's most cloudy.

David R. Cook Meteorologist Climate Research Section Environmental Science Division Argonne National Laboratory


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