(Of a cloud) developed in a predominantly vertical direction.
- Cloud bands indicating shallow convective heat development maturing as shallow cumuliform cloud is the likely result.
- Snow can form in cumuliform clouds and also in stratiform clouds - altostratus and nimbostratus.
- Convection generally produces cumuliform clouds but may produce stratocumulus and altocumulus.
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