2. Cloud Cover

How do meteorologists measure cloud coverage?

Meteorologists measure cloud coverage in OKTAS (eighths). 
0 oktas means the sky is clear, 8 oktas means the sky is covered with clouds, and 4 oktas means half of the sky is cloudy. 

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Why is it important to measure cloud coverage?





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