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Cloudiness refers to the amount of cloud accumulated on the sky that reduces the sunlight penetration into the earth surface and generally affects the photosynthetic activity of the plants. Cloudiness is one of the factors that affect the crop growth and development. Long duration of cloud cover during daytime lessens the exposure of crop to sunlight which is necessary for photosynthetic activities and crop maturity.
All of the various components of climate play in the formation of the soil; the most important of which are the precipitation and temperature. Precipitation affects the physical and chemical processes in mineral weathering, soil particle deposition and ion movement. Biological activity is strongly dependent upon soil-water relationship.