Stratus is one large depression in the sky
Štěpán Šubík last edited by Simona Polackova
Do you know that feeling when you wake up, look at the sky and see only one large cloud which darkens the world? It is probably Stratus!
Stratus is a large grey and likely uniform cloud that casts a shadow on us. But you can still see the sun through it - you can easily recognize the sun's disc. Compared with Stratocumulus it has no visible elements, no friends. It is usually created from a fog, which rises up to the sky, which gives Stratus the title: The lowest cloud type.
Stratus is connected with light precipitation such as drizzle, snow or snow grains. It is a quite thin cloud so don't expect any heavy rain. It can appear after a warm front or before a cold front.
Have you ever taken a photo of the Stratus? Send your photos!