Enter the temperature and dew point temperature into the calculator to determine the cloud height. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

Cloud Height Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the cloud height.

H = (T - Td) * 125


  • H is the cloud height (feet) T is the temperature (°F) Td is the dew point temperature (°F)

To calculate the cloud height, subtract the dew point temperature from the temperature, then multiply the result by 125.

What is a Cloud Height?

Cloud height refers to the distance from the surface of the Earth to the base or bottom of a cloud. It is usually measured in feet or meters. This measurement is important in meteorology for weather prediction and aviation for flight safety. The height of clouds can vary greatly depending on the type of cloud and the current weather conditions.

How to Calculate Cloud Height?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Cloud Height using the given formula:

  1. First, determine the temperature (T) in °F.
  2. Next, determine the dew point temperature (Td) in °F.
  3. Subtract the dew point temperature (Td) from the temperature (T) to get the difference.
  4. Multiply the difference by 125.
  5. Finally, calculate the Cloud Height (H) in feet.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge:

Temperature (T) = 75°F

Dew Point Temperature (Td) = 60°F