What is Cloud Ceiling?

The cloud ceiling refers to the height above the Earth’s surface of the lowest layer of clouds that is either broken or overcast, but not thin enough to see the sky through. It is a critical measure for aviation, indicating the lowest level at which a pilot can maintain visual ground reference.

What is the Impact of Cloud Ceiling?

A low cloud ceiling can limit visibility, affecting flight operations, driving conditions, and outdoor activities. It is particularly relevant for visual flight rules (VFR) aviation operations.