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A low-level, usually thin and featureless layer of cloud, often reminiscent of fog which has evaporated near ground but is still present aloft. Stratus may also form near warm fronts, in valleys during the night, etc. It is largely responsible for "those grey days" without rainfall, but without sunshine either. If there is rain, the cloud is called nimbostratus.

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