Wellington Lenticular Clouds

August 14, 2008


Provided and Copyright by: Sarah Wheaton
Summary Author and Editor: Jim Foster, Sarah Wheaton

This photo shows several lovely lenticular clouds, illuminated from below by the rising Sun, over Wellington, New Zealand. These lens-shaped, mid-level wave clouds are most frequently observed when stable, nearly saturated air flows across mountainous terrain. Photo taken on March 8, 2008.