Looks ominous, doesn’t it, this supercell in Julesburg, Colorado, USA.
The plains of Nebraska are no strangers to extreme stratospheric conditions, as these clouds in West Point demonstrate.
Deep blue sky to the left, but a huge bank of cloud heralds an oncoming storm in Hampton, Arkansas, USA.
Noctilucent cloud as the name suggests is a bright cloud at night-time. When an aurora backdrop is added to the scene, as happened recently in Scotland, the effect is stunning.
After typhoon has passed through there are often some strange weather effects left behind.
Even though it rarely rains in the Sahara Desert there are sometimes clouds, lots of small, wispy clouds, which form an amazing layer over the sand dunes.
A few days ago I posted a few photos of morning glory cloud formations, and a student asked me if they came only one at a time.
So I found this photo which shows that there may be many together, like waves in the sky.
This incredible cloud formation is known as Morning Glory. It is usually only seen in the early morning and disappears when the sun gets warmer later in the day.
These photos were taken from Sweers Island in northern Australia, which is the most popular place to view these clouds, but they can also occur in some other places around the world, there was even one seen in Scotland.
Perhaps the best view is from above the cloud. Because of hot air rising from the cloud it is even possible to ‘surf’ the cloud.
Asperatus cloud formations are a new addition to the description of clouds.
To see other photos from a previous article click here.