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clouds [4]click to hear

Fine droplets of water or ice crystal suspended in the atmosphere; the World Meteorological Organization classifies them according to 10 types.
clouds [4] low clouds stratocumulus nimbostratus stratus

low clouds click to hear

Clouds that do not exceed 6,500 feet in altitude and are composed of water droplets occasionally mixed with ice crystals; they sometimes generate continuous precipitation.

stratocumulus click to hear

Gray and white cloud arranged in more or less continuous rolled layers; it does not usually trigger precipitation.

nimbostratus click to hear

Cloud in the form of a dark layer sufficiently thick to block out the Sun; it triggers continuous precipitation.

stratus click to hear

Gray cloud forming a continuous veil that is similar to fog, though it never touches the ground; it can trigger light precipitation.