The last few years have seen several rainfall events causing widespread flooding in the UK, such as the extensive flooding in winter 2013/14 when the heaviest rainfall in 100 years fell southern England and the Midlands, and the flooding in the north-west as a result of Storm Desmond in December 2015.
Rounded, smooth, globular ‘pouches’ clumped together and hanging underneath the base of a cumulonimbus cloud. They often form on the underside of an anvil and are accompanied by thunderstorms. The name translates to mamma and means ‘mammary cloud’.
A sky stippled with rows of small white fluffy - typically cirrocumulus - clouds ("cloudlets") composed of ice crystals which look like the fish scales on a mackerel.