altocumulus cloud

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Related to altocumulus cloud: cirrostratus cloud, altostratus cloud, cumulonimbus cloud, Nimbostratus cloud, stratus cloud, Stratocumulus cloud
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Synonyms for altocumulus cloud

a cumulus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles


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He said the setting rays of the sun had been refracted by a range of altocumulus clouds some 9,000 feet up, giving the stunning colour display.
Mid-level altocumulus clouds can be banded or rounded in formation.
EVENING GLOW: Brian Hutchinson of Hartburn, Stockton, photographed this spectacular sky of altocumulus clouds in Hartburn, left; GO WITH THE FLOW: Young photographer, Laina Christie, aged ten, captured this peaceful stream and woodland near Osmotherley, below; NATURE: A Mistle Thrush in the snow, photographed by Brian Swales of Letch Lane, Stockton, on January 3, above.