Rainbow clouds on display in Berwick

On Tuesday morning, early risers were treated to a display of nacreous clouds in the skies above Berwick.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 02 February, 2016, 13:45
Rainbow clouds over Berwick Pier by Brian Tadham.

The eye-catching rainbow coloured clouds form in the Earth’s stratosphere at around 70,000ft, way above where other clouds are normally found and in much colder air, around -78C.

Usually it is far too dry at this height for clouds to form, but during the polar winter the temperature can drop low enough to promote the cloud’s development.

Nacreous clouds over Berwick by Dawn Groves.

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Danny Spring took this picture of nacreous clouds over Berwick.
Nacreous clouds over Berwick by Dawn Groves.
Danny Spring took this picture of nacreous clouds over Berwick.