‘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)!
29 replies to “Lenticular Clouds and the skies of Pakistan!”
very informative. Keep the good work continues Babar. Any new update for next pre-moonsoon / moonsoon reaching pakistan
Thank you 😀
Monsoon moisture is reaching the northern areas of the country while western winds too have started attracting moisture, rain can occur in the north this week.
shower in korangi………….
Yes, drizzle occurred in defence as well.
Superb and quite informative article
Thank you 😀
Babar bhai Is there any chances of Monsoon rain in risalpur in this week? Extreme Hot weather conditions are prevailing during last three to four days In Risalpur.
Temperatures have been high due to dry air, the good news is that there are chances of rain this week in Risalpur.
Thank you 🙂
is there are chances of rain in multan during this week?
Not yet, monsoon progress is also…
Swabi may monsoon rain kab hogi?
This week, rain could occur in Swabi.
Thunderclouds have started forming over KPK.
Swabi or kpk may ramzan k maheenay may rain kis had thak hogi.pwp
Would be soon updating once June ends. Right now focusing on the current rains. Since Ramadan is falling in July, PWP mentioned in Monsoon V that Early July can be near to normal after that it could be below normal.
But this seasonal forecast issued by PMD http://www.pmd.gov.pk/SF2013.pdf says monsoon is likely to be normal during July to September!
Yes, it is not necessary that all weather site’s forecast should match with each other.
When will sindh going to get good amount of rainfall? Any deadline?
‘good amount of rain’ wont occur in June.
when will multan going to get good amount of rainfall?
Passing clouds can occur with dusty winds, no major chances of rain.
No, i mean in july or after somedays. are there good chances of rains in sindh?
As per various numerical model, no good chances of rain in Sindh in July till now.
Monsoon rains normal or above normal this year in kpk?
Please see Monsoon V.
plz say that Lenticular Clouds kyon kaise ban jate hain mountains pe or mountain’s peak pe plz tell
Its written in the article.