‘Menacing’ cloud spotted over Lincolnshire
People in North and North East Lincolnshire have taken to social media to share their images of a peculiar cloud spotted over the region.
The shape, known as a cumulonimbus cloud, appears similar to a mushroom cloud and appeared yesterday afternoon, Thursday 24 February.
The Met Office describes cumulonimbus clouds as “menacing looking multi-level clouds,” known more commonly as thunderclouds.
The website reads: “The base of the cloud is often flat, with a very dark wall-like feature hanging underneath, and may only lie a few hundred feet above the Earth’s surface.”
It is the only cloud type that can produce hail, thunder and lightning, according to the agency.
Dozens of people reported the unusual sight from across the county and in Yorkshire.
One Facebook user said: “What an unnerving sight – not something you see or want to see every day!”
Another added: “This cloud has been lingering around town for a while now, isn’t mother nature an absolute beauty!”
“Spotted this on my way home – I hope it isn’t an omen,” reported another.
Did you spot it? Share your photos in the comments!
(Photo: Ben Siddle)