This is the second in a series of posts covering my favourite clouds. The first post looked at Kelvin-Helmholtz billows.
I wasn’t planning on covering virga this soon in my series of posts but I was in my local park and these beautiful clouds floated past.
Virga aren’t particularly rare but they’re still nice looking. The white streaks beneath the clouds is precipitation that is evaporating before it hits the ground – this is the virga (which apparently means twig in latin). In these photos the little high clouds are probably precipitating ice crystals that melt and then re-evaporate.