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Rare ‘black hole’ cloud formation forms over London

by LLB Reporter
4th Jun 19 3:52 pm

Londoners on Tuesday saw a rare “black hole” type cloud form over the capital on Tuesday and people took to Twitter.

According to the Met Office, “Asperitas is a distinctive but relatively rare cloud formation that takes the appearance of rippling waves.

“These wave-like structures form on the underside of the cloud to make it look like a rough sea surface when viewed from below.”

This Twitter user likened the grey sky as a “black hole.”

Exactly how the clouds are formed is unknown however, unstable atmospheric conditions are at times associated with the aftermath of a thunderstorm.

A London firefighter said on Twitter, “The cloud formation over London is incredible. I would love to know what type they are.

Antonia added, “They look like peaks of whipped meringues.”


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