YKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1191 times:
This is the reason environment canada abondoned these this sytem of classifying weather condtions years ago. No one was ever sure what either one really ment. Now they use the terms "variable clouds" for partly cloudy&partly sunny condtions and "cloudy periods" for generly sunny weather with a few clouds floating about.
Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1179 times:
In aviation terms weather information is obviously much clearer and much more detailed. Like Jwenting said, we would receive weather info in terms of broken and overcast - we even get the ceiling and the type(s) of clouds hovering over us.
But what about for the common folk who may not be all that schooled in weather? Generally and assumingly, yes, partly sunny would mean more than sun than clouds and partly cloudy would mean more clouds than sun. But is this really the case when our local weather person tells us these terms?
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!