Stratus is one large depression in the sky
Štěpán Šubík last edited by Simona Polackova | Premium
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!