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  • Location: Kirkburton, Huddersfield - 162.5mtrs asl
  • Weather Preferences: Winter synoptics.Hot summers.
  • Location: Kirkburton, Huddersfield - 162.5mtrs asl

    Quite a rare occurance i believe.Today at 9.15am near Emley Moor West Yorkshire looking East

     

    Sorry only had my mobile to hand.

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire

    Wow, never seen them in the UK before, nice! Saw them in the US once but that's it.

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  • Location: Kirkburton, Huddersfield - 162.5mtrs asl
  • Weather Preferences: Winter synoptics.Hot summers.
  • Location: Kirkburton, Huddersfield - 162.5mtrs asl

    Wow, never seen them in the UK before, nice! Saw them in the US once but that's it.

    I have to say i could not believe what i was seeing at first.Went straight to the cloud collectors handbook this eveningPosted Image

    Thats the beauty of weather.

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire

    I have to say i could not believe what i was seeing at first.Went straight to the cloud collectors handbook this eveningPosted Image

    Thats the beauty of weather.

     

    Pity you only had your mobile to hand though!

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

    Nicely spotted!

     

    I suspect hey aren't as rare as some folk think. The real problem is they are normally very brief. You also need to observe them side on or at least obliquely. Head on and they just don't show. You also need partial cloud cover at the right height for them to form and be seen. Overcast is no good and clear skies may produce standing waves with no clouds forming.

     

    Wind shear is the key, a streaky bacon sort of sky is always worth scanning but sometimes they just pop out in front of you. I've seen a few in the UK but this was the best developed that I've managed to photograph someyears ago at Milnathort, Kinrossshire.

     

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

    Resurrected this old thread:

     

    Spotted a better example while taking the dog along the beach earlier today ( no camera! :wallbash: ) but managed to snap this about 4.00pm

     

    Had to play with contrast and gamma correction to get it to show up but it's not too shabby.

     

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  • Location: East Ayrshire 190m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Non Destructive Near My House
  • Location: East Ayrshire 190m ASL

    I went to The Isle of Mull today and saw a great example of these clouds.

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