Strange Weather Phenomena: Roll Clouds And Arc-Shaped Cloud Band Over Barcelona

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Observations were made of roll clouds and an arc-shaped cloud band near Barcelona.

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Photo of the roll cloud over Barcelona from Collserola. Photo: Alfons Pu

Atmospheric and oceanographic dynamics combined into unique and rare processes in the Mediterranean on August 13, 2014. Watch the photos and video below!

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This strange arc-shaped cloud band was photographed by MODIS over the Mediterranean on August 13, 2014.

This arc-shaped cloud band was the sign of the cold front entering by the NE of the Peninsula on August 13, 2014. The MODIS image reflects the magnitude of the arc. Such formation are unexpected at this time of the year.

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This roll cloud was spotted around Barcelona (Badalona) on August 13 2014. Amazing! Photo: Oriol Audri

In some places around Barcelona, perfect rolling clouds formed. It is a rare type of arcus cloud.

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The same roll cloud but closer… Spotted near Barcelona on August 13, 2014. Photo: Jordi Sanch

All of these strange weather phenomena are the result of a very active deep over Central Europe.

The front went on toward further South in the Western Mediterranean.

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