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Crazy Weather

Some other images I've taken that showcase how weird and wild the weather in Morecambe can be sometimes

by Alex Hall

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Flat Rainbow view

Monday 9th September 2013 at 12:44:21

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Today I saw something I've never seen before. A rain cloud flowed over the bay at lunch time and as it hit the middle a rain ow formed, but it was very low, with hardly a curve and only just above the surface! The image isn't great but you can see a faint rainbow just about the tide line in the middle of the bay!

Morecambe Sundogs view

Wednesday 7th August 2013 at 09:08:27

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This is morning the people of Morecambe were treated to an amazing site at around 9am. To the east there was a half halo around the top of the sun, and two Sun dogs at either side!

This fairly rare phenomenon are commonly made by the refraction of light from plate-shaped hexagonal ice crystals in high and cold cirrus clouds or, during very cold weather, these ice crystals are called diamond dust, and drift in the air at low levels.

Dark Skies view

Thursday 23rd May 2013 at 17:27:24

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It was a very dreary day in Morecambe today, but the rain and wind formed some awesome and quite menacing clouds! These were some of the darkest I saw.

Light and Dark view

Thursday 4th April 2013 at 12:04:15

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Unfortunately my camera isn't good enough to capture the hills of the Lake District in fine detail, but you can still see the contrast in the sunny hills in the background of this image compared to the clouded foreground hills.

The snow on the tops helps emphasise the hills in the background too!

A Beam Of Light view

Monday 25th March 2013 at 17:24:56

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Due to there being quite a lot of cloud around today the sun was pretty much hidden all day. But towards the evening there have been some really amazing rays shining through the parting clouds!

I took a couple of photos of this as you can see above. A stunning view, bit bitterly cold otherwise!

Orange Rain view

Tuesday 19th March 2013 at 16:25:11

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I think it might be raining across the bay! I took this one at work after watching the clouds slowly move in. The sun was shining about an hour before!

Stormy Horizon! view

Wednesday 13th March 2013 at 17:11:01

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I couldn't help take this photo on the way home today. The clouds had been rolling across the bay from the south all day, and dropping all their precipitation on Barrow.

This one was specifically spectacular though! You can also see some cool rays from the sun behind the clouds.

The Snow Day view

Monday 11th March 2013 at 15:46:54

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This was one crazy day in Morecambe. And not just because it was snowing (which is quite rare in these parts).

The snow seen here was extremely heavy though it didn't settle much. But the most striking thing was that about 10 minutes before and afterwards it was bright sunshine! All day we had boughts of bright sunshine followed by fairly heavy snow showers. Crazy!

Rolling Clouds view

Friday 22nd February 2013 at 08:34:03

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Looking out one morning I was quite surprised to see what looked like waves in the sky! For as far as the eye could see the sky was covered in these strange wavy clouds stretching from horizon to horizon. They lasted for a good few hours too.

I think they are formed by certain wind characteristics due to the way offshore breezes interact with wind higher up in the atmosphere, which creates "waves" that form rolling clouds like this.


Tuesday 19th February 2013 at 16:36:36

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