Broken Clouds

City Hall MRT Station
Central, Singapore
September 2013

Merlion Wayfarer spotted this display at the City Hall MRT Station. She was stumped - How can clouds (which are soft and fluffy) be "broken"?

She Googled for an answer.

According to the General Weather Glossary at Louisville National Weather Service, "broken clouds" refer to "clouds which cover between 6/10 and 9/10 of the sky". This also means that unlike a typical cloudy day, you get to see the sun peeking out sometimes.

Ok, new term learnt...

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Natural Phenomena - Clouds