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It’s World Meteorological Day, the clocks are going forward and the weather’s improving for the weekend

The newly recognised asperitas cloud over N. Lincs. Credit: LIAM CALLAND

It’s World Meteorological Day, the clocks are going forward and the weather’s improving for the weekend.

A new cloud has been officially recognised by the World Meteorological Organisation. The International cloud Atlas is the official publication of cloud types. It is used as a reference document by operational meteorologists around the world and is also an important training tool for meteorologists, as well as for those working in aviation and at sea.

Asperitas is one of a number of ‘new’ clouds in the Atlas. Asperitas clouds are quite rare but very pleasing to look at. They have well-defined wave-like structures in the underside of the clouds (see above).

Bad weather for ducks! A dry weekend is in store. Credit: SANDIE NICHOLSON

But if it’s clouds you are looking for as we head towards the weekend, you may well be disappointed to a certain extent. High pressure is setting in and this will ensure a good deal of sunshine Friday and Saturday.Sunday will be a little more cloudy but still dry. The settled weather will continue into next week.

Even though we are putting the clocks forward to British Summer time on Saturday night, we won’t be breaking any temperature records but if you can get into a sun-trap and out of the north-easterly wind it will feel very pleasant indeed.

As ever, keep up to date with the very latest forecast.

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