How are Lenticular Clouds formed?
Thank you to Mr Caine for pointing out these beautiful Lenticular Cloud pictures on the BBC website here. They are often mistaken for UFO’s and can be found at low , mid or high levels.
How are they formed? They are formed when moist air flows over raised ground, such as a hill or mountain peak. When the air consists of alternating moister and drier layers of air, it can lead to lenticular clouds They are also known as pile d’assiettes (French for ‘a stack of plates’).
As a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society I’m always very interested in anything cloud based. I’m not into Blue Sky Thinking at all..