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  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 68m ASL
  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 68m ASL

Just come across this.

A quite impressive display of lenticular clouds formed over parts of West Yorkshire today.

Paul Hudson explains more here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/paulhudson/

Here's the only time Iv'e seen Lenticular clouds and this was on holiday in Spain.

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

Nice display for Yorkshire, seems that here on the East side of Scotland they are pretty common as waves are set up after crossing the main bulk of the country. A SW wind takes air over the Borders, a NW wind over the Ochils, a northery from the Sidlaws and a southerly flows over the Pentlands.

If the sky isn't a total lead grey then there's a fair chance we'll see them albeit not as spectacular.

Our best skies are a sort of what I call 'streaky bacon' where there is an outside chance of spotting some K-H in the cloud ribbons

Oh, and occasionally we get a day of sunshine!

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  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but mild south-westeries in winter
  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl

Didn't see them, how typical of me! Really great phenomenon

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  • Location: Brighouse, West Yorkshire
  • Location: Brighouse, West Yorkshire

I took these two photographs earlier. I didn't know what kind of cloud it was - just thought it looked interesting so I snapped it with my phone.

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  • Location: Huddersfield, 145m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Lots of snow, lots of hot sun
  • Location: Huddersfield, 145m ASL

Didn't see them, how typical of me! Really great phenomenon

Yep, missed them as well, looks like there were some very impressive examples as well. Yet more evidence of how having to go to work ruins what would otherwise be a great life !!!

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

There were a couple at Cleadon yesterday, which drifted slowly westwards in spite of the west to south-westerly winds, but not quite as spectacular as the ones in West Yorkshire.

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  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but mild south-westeries in winter
  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl

Very cool photos.

More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk...-leeds-16302606

They're fairly common here with all the mountains surrounding

You'd have thought they'd be pretty common in Pennine territory!

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  • Location: Filton, Bristol (62m ASL 210ft)
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, cold, frosty / Warm but not hot with a steady breeze
  • Location: Filton, Bristol (62m ASL 210ft)

Amazing pictures, any suggestions for a favourable location (southwest) and time of year to see these types of clouds? i've read about hilly areas being a good place to start.

Would really like to catch some snaps to add to my collection

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.

I saw one of these cloud formations yesterday while walking the mutt.

It's the first time i have ever seen one, and was quite spectacular, just a shame i did'nt have my phone on me to take a picture typical...

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  • Location: North York Moors
  • Location: North York Moors

Anywhere with even a modest hill could generate them given the right conditions - which are going to be very hard to predict for any particular location.

I would expect they can occur any time of year too.

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