What can you expect in Cumulus Cloud (Cu)?

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What can you expect in Cumulus Cloud (Cu)?

Fair weather cumulus

Indeed, there are 2 types of Cumulus Cloud (Cu):

  1. Cumulus with little vertical development (e.g fair weather cumulus)
  2. Towering cumulus (TCU)

 

For Cumulus with little vertical development:

  • turbulence

Note: suppose no significant icing!

 

For Towering cumulus (TCU) – cumulus with moderate/strong development:

  • very strong turbulence
  • clear icing above the freezing level (where temperatures are negative)

 

Towering cumulus (TCU) is also referred to as the first stage of a thunderstorm.

 

Read More –

What’s Turbulence?

Where can we expect “fair weather cumulus”?

 

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