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Strange cloud formation

  • 07-07-2016 8:08pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,449 ✭✭✭ bogwalrus


    Took these around 4pm in macroom, cork. Any idea of the name of this sort of cloud formation?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,240 ✭✭✭✭ Cee-Jay-Cee


    Cirrocumulous by the looks of them. Not that rare or strange.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,560 ✭✭✭✭ sryanbruen


    Yeah they're Cirrocumulus ^

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,766 ✭✭✭ Bongalongherb


    Never saw those type of clouds before, they look unusually fragmented. Good pics.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,449 ✭✭✭ bogwalrus


    My pics do not do them justice. Very sharp edges and similar pattern. I imagine it has to do with heat from sun shaping the molecules similar to the way rock formations like giants causeway are formed. Maybe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,170 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    I didn't see them myself, but my 90 year old grandmother said to me today that she saw very unusual clouds today, and she pointed at a rattan vase and said it looked like that


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,465 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    bogwalrus wrote: »
    Took these around 4pm in macroom, cork. Any idea of the name of this sort of cloud formation?


    Noted myself the fine array of Cirrus yesterday here in Kerry. I suppose all the more noticeable and pleasing after the grey weather of late. What stood out for me here were banks of Floccus and Uncinus . I think the cloud in bogwalrus pics could possibly be classified as Cirrus Intortus.

    I enjoy Cirrus and often watch out for iridescence and halo's. Cirrus can often herald approaching bad weather too.

    The pic below is an example of a halo ( 22° halo ) i took recently one morning in a thin layer if Cirrostratus .


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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,549 ✭✭✭✭ RobertKK




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,033 ✭✭✭ Oneiric 3


    bogwalrus wrote: »
    Took these around 4pm in macroom, cork. Any idea of the name of this sort of cloud formation?

    Nice shots. Those clouds are a very rare form of Cirrocumulus (Cc) clouds known as 'Cirrocumulus lacunosus' (Cc la) and usually indicates that a sheet of Cc is gradually dissipating.

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