Cloud Lovers, Unite!

At The Cloud Appreciation Society we love clouds, we’re not ashamed to say it and we’ve had enough of people moaning about them. Read our manifesto and see how we are fighting the banality of ‘blue-sky thinking’. If you agree with what we stand for, then join the society for a minimal one-off postage and administration fee and receive your very own official membership certificate and badge.


Cloud of the Month February 2016

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The Mother of All Coloured Clouds During the first days of February, strange and beautifully coloured cloud formations were noticed by many cloudspotters across Britain and Ireland. They were nacreous clouds, which form much higher than normal clouds – up …read more…

Dunfermline, Scotland, by Douglas Kerr. View in Photo Gallery

Cloud News Nacreous clouds over Britain

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Cloudspotters across the UK and Ireland have witnessed fantastic displays of rare ‘nacreous’ clouds over the first few days of February. The formations are also known as ‘mother of pearl clouds’ due to their beautiful bands of colour, which appear …read more…

Cloudy with a chance of pain

Cloud News Cloudy with a Chance of Pain

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Cloudy with a Chance of Pain is a UK based study which uses a smartphone app to investigate if the weather affects the symptoms of pain. If you have arthritis or chronic pain, live in the UK and have a …read more…


Cloud News How the Naming of Clouds Changed the Skies of Art

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This article from explains how Luke Howard’s classification of clouds in 1802 and their subsequent study influenced artists from John Constable to J. M. W. Turner. It includes sketches from the ‘Essay on the modifications of clouds’ by Luke …read more…


Cloud News ‘Weather Photographer of the Year’ Competition Announcement

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The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) and the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) have recently launched their joint photo competition to award the Weather Photographer of the Year. There are two broad categories for this competition – 16 and under, and over …read more…

Arnold Fanck

Cloud News The Maloja Snake

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We were recently contacted by Society member, Tim Oxton, who told us about a film he saw entitled “Clouds of Sils Maria”. The film focuses on a playwright who has written a play called “The Malojo Snake”, a cloud bank …read more…

Near Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England © Charlie Wait

Cloud News Why Clouds Matter to a Landscape Photographer

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Charlie Waite, world-renowned landscape photographer and CAS Member 39,333, tells us why the sky is one of the most important things to consider when creating a successful landscape photograph. Any landscape photographer who takes their photography seriously has to consider …read more…