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Can fog form on a cloudy day?
Also unlike radiation fog, advection fog can occur when the skies aloft are initially cloudy. The setup for advection fog will often include an advection pattern bringing in warmer and more moist air from the south.
Why are cloudy nights brighter?
Clouds are a kind of atmospheric factor that most effectively scatters the artificial light coming from the ground. Therefore, they have the most significant impact on the brightness of the night sky.
Why are cloudy nights generally warm?
Notes: Cloudy nights are warmer compared to clear cloudless nights, because clouds Reflect back the heat given off by earth. At night cloud cover has the opposite effect. If skies are clear, heat emitted from the earth\’s surface freely escapes into space, resulting in colder temperatures.
How dark is a cloudy night?
In a city, clouds reflect light back down and the cloudy sky is brighter. At a pristine site (no light pollution at all), a cloudy sky is darker than a cloudless sky. No place is darker than a completely cloudy night at a pristine site. It can even be too dark for a Sky Quality Meter to measure.
Do clouds make it warmer in winter?
Clouds can trap that heat from the Sun. At night, when there’s no sunlight, clouds are still trapping heat. It’s sort of like clouds are wrapping Earth in a big, warm blanket. So clouds can have both a cooling effect and a warming effect.
Why there is fog in the morning?
Answer: Fog forms in the morning because it is the coolest time of the day when the temperature drops to the dew point temperatures and the relative humidity approaches 100\%. There are instances where dew points rise to the air temperature, but common morning fog is created as the atmosphere cools.
What causes fog to form in the morning?
As the air cools during the longer night the relative humidity increases, which can result in to fog formation. Windy mornings are fog free as strong winds mix the air near the ground with the drier, warmer air above.
Why does the weather get Foggy in autumn?
This leads to the air temperature being warmer than the dew point temperature, which causes the fog droplets to evaporate. As the nights are getting longer in autumn, we often have clear and cloudless skies at night.
What causes clouds and fog in the atmosphere?
The contact cooling between the two air masses causes clouds and fog since the moisture in the warm air is beyond the carrying capacity of moisture relative to the cooler air. Precipitation evaporating into the air can saturate the atmosphere.
Why does fog burn off with daylight?
Fog often dissipates with daylight. This is sometimes referred to as the fog “burning off” but that analogy is not correct. When the sun rises, the air and ground warm up. This leads to the air temperature being warmer than the dew point temperature, which causes the fog droplets to evaporate.