‘Want to see a special cloud?’
These clouds are a special type of clouds they mostly occur over the mountainous regions as they need the perfect conditions to form, lenticular clouds form at high altitude between 6,000 to 12,000 meter mostly near or over mountains as the stable moisture laden air flows rapidly over rise in elevation, causing condensation. Afterwards the warm air forms a wavy pattern resulting in a wave cloud. The meteorological name of lenticular cloud is ‘Altocumulus lenticularis’. They are indeed a stunning meteorological phenomenon!
Mistaken for UFOs !
Some people have mistaken them for Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) as these clouds are similar to the Alien spaceship portrayed in the Hollywood films.
Apart from UFOs, they also resemble pancakes or even plates – depending upon the thinking of a person.
Visible in Pakistan?
Lenticular clouds can be easily differentiated due to their unique look, since they form between 6,000 to 12,000 metre, they are visible in the extreme northern areas of the country along the Himalayan and the Hindu Kush ranges (both are above 7,000 meter)!