WEATHER - AWE AND WONDER

These impressive weather images help capture the awe and wonder that you can find in our environment aorund us. All with a weather theme, these weather photos all come with explanations to help explain what you are looking at and names so that you can find out more. These amazing weather photos help make the learning of the geography topic of weather more amazing. 
Geography topics for you to learn and enjoy

Clouds - Lenticular clouds

This rare cloud type needs a feature to help seed them, for example a mountain as in this case. The wind passes over the mountain and as the the wind descends over the other side, the air warms up, forming water droplets, making these strange clouds. To find out more about this strange phenomenon, search for information on lenticular clouds. 

Clouds - morning glory

Clouds - morning glory
clouds - morning glory
Clouds - Morning glory from above
Clouds - morning glory
Clouds - morning glory

These clouds are extremely rare and little is known about them. The Gulf of Carpentaria in Northern Australia is where they can be found most frequently. Stretching up to 1,000 km long and 2 km high, they can sit only 200 m above ground and move at a speed of 35-70 km an hour. 

Dust storms

Dust storm
Dust storm over a city
Dust storm - phoenix
Dust storm - gets blown out to sea
Dust storm - from the air
Dust storm - from space
dust storm - standing in one
Dust storm - driving through one

Dust storms occur naturally but they are a weather phenomenon that is increasing in frequency due to the increase in farming methods which can create them.

Heavy snow

Heavy snow

Heavy snow

Keeping the paths clear in Romania

Heavy snow

Heavy snow

In Japan, the Japanese Alps have very high snowfall each year, perfect for skiing.

Heavy snow

Heavy snow

In Japan, they sprinkle naturally warm water from the local hot springs to keep the road clear. Either side of the road, the snow builds up and up during the winter.

Heavy frost

Frozen geysers

Frozen geysers

If it is cold enough, a geyser is going to freeze too. and this is what two frozen geysers next to each other would look like.

Ice shaped like a cloud

Ice shaped like a cloud

We are not sure what is going on here but our best guess is: A big lump of ice, carried by the sea/lake, freezes on top of a rock, and starts to melt when the tide goes out. Do you have a better guess?

Heavy frost

Heavy frost

Spray from the nearby lake has been carried by the wind and frozen in the cold weather to this car. Defrosting your windscreen might take some time here.

Heavy frost

Heavy frost

These trees, heavy laden with frost, offer the perfect winter scene.

Heavy rain

Heavy downpour

Heavy downpour

This heavy downpour is short lived but heavy.

Heavy rain

Heavy rain

Out at sea - heavy rain can still be seen.

Heavy rain

Heavy rain

In Ghana.

Heavy rain

Heavy rain

As seen from a plane.

Heavy rain

Heavy rain

In Atlanta, USA

Heavy lightning

Lightning - everlasting storm

Lightning - everlasting storm

In the Catatumbo river estuary, Venezuela, you can see lightning shows 150 nights of the year.

Lightning

Lightning

This long exposure shot captures many lightning strikes in a short space of time.

More strange clouds

This cloud looks like a tsunami cloud spilling out on to the land. 

This cloud looks like it wants to drill down into the ground.

Poking through the clouds

Through the clouds
Through the clouds
Through the clouds

Fire whirl

This fire whirl has a number of different names which is odd as they are quire rare. Sometimes called fire devils, fire tornadoes, firenado or fire twisters, they were measured up to 500 metres wide in Australia.

Clouds - Lenticular clouds

Clouds - Lenticular clouds

A naturally occuring but rare form of cloud that sometimes gets mistaken for a flying saucer for obvious reasons.

Clouds - Lenticular clouds 3

Clouds - Lenticular clouds 3

This lenticular cloud is catching the sun at sunset and making it look even more eerie.

Clouds - Lenticular clouds

Clouds - Lenticular clouds

This cloud formation looks like the mountain is wearing a hat. put lenticular clouds into a search engine to find out more.

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