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The sky appears blue to the human eye as the short waves of blue light are scattered more than the other colours in the spectrum, making the blue light more visible.
The classification of clouds into types was first proposed by Luke Howard in 1802 and we largely use the same system today splitting clouds into three main types - stratus, cumulus and cirrus.
The range of ways in which clouds can be formed and the variable nature of the atmosphere results in an enormous variety of shapes, sizes and textures of clouds.
Everyone looks forward to some summer sunshine but it's worth remembering that when the temperature goes up it can present health risks.
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