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cloud cover

noun
1.
a covering of clouds over all or part of the sky.
2.
the fraction of sky covered by clouds.
Also called cloudage.
Compare sky cover.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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Examples from the web for cloud cover
  • If you live near the ocean, the cloud cover and natural humidity may do your work for you.
  • Runways are in km and airport wind speeds are given in m/s and cloud cover in metres.
  • One possibility is that it is being reflected back into space by changes in cloud cover.
  • Then there seemed to be a change in texture in the cloud cover.
  • Some have evidence of the possible role played by the sun, cosmic particles and cloud cover.
  • The uncertainty is in the feedback loops in the climate system, notably cloud cover.
  • It was snowing, and the surrounding peaks were buried in cloud cover.
  • Radar and satellite images showing precipitation and cloud cover are now common on television, online, and in the daily newspaper.
  • Low cloud cover almost scrubbed the attempt for the second straight morning.
  • But in a cruel twist, cloud cover blanketed the sky and blocked the view.

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