Bournemouth Echo'UFO clouds' spotted in the skies above Bournemouth (From Bournemouth Echo)

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'UFO clouds' spotted in the skies above Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: 'UFO clouds' spotted in the skies above Bournemouth 'UFO clouds' spotted in the skies above Bournemouth

AN UNUSUAL cloud formation has been spotted in skies above Bournemouth this afternoon.

The thicker white clouds appear to be sitting low in the sky beneath a less dense patch, which has taken on an eerie spherical shape.

Meteorologist Dr Richard Wild, from Weathernet, said the lenticular clouds in the picture are often mistaken for UFO’s.

“The ones at the front are Towering Cumulus Clouds; however the ones in the background look like Altocumulus Lenticularis,” he added.

“These are stationary lens-shaped clouds or saucers that normally form in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction.

“They normally form on the downside of hills and mountains due to stable moist air flowing over mountains and hills creating a wave effect. If the temperature at the crest of the wave drops to the dew point, moisture in the air may condense to form these clouds.

“They also form by strong upper winds with association with stable air rising resulting in noticeable turbulence of the upper atmosphere.”

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4:38pm Thu 24 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

Another Echo exclusive, clouds in the sky! Whatever next, waves in the sea?
Another Echo exclusive, clouds in the sky! Whatever next, waves in the sea? speedy231278
  • Score: 15

4:40pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Townee says...

It's a bloody cloud get over it.
It's a bloody cloud get over it. Townee
  • Score: 3

4:44pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

That's odd I had an email today from The Cloud asking if I was satisfied with its coverage today.
That's odd I had an email today from The Cloud asking if I was satisfied with its coverage today. Lord Spring
  • Score: 12

4:52pm Thu 24 Apr 14

SympatheticSam says...

This is the most cringeworthy story I've read on the echo for ooohh at least a week.

I hope work experience kid is having a good time.
This is the most cringeworthy story I've read on the echo for ooohh at least a week. I hope work experience kid is having a good time. SympatheticSam
  • Score: 5

4:58pm Thu 24 Apr 14

ProudVegan says...

I'm glad the echo cleared this up for me- I was about to call MID regarding what I thought were UFOs. Fortunately it seems others like me mistaken clouds for UFOs. ....
I'm glad the echo cleared this up for me- I was about to call MID regarding what I thought were UFOs. Fortunately it seems others like me mistaken clouds for UFOs. .... ProudVegan
  • Score: 4

4:59pm Thu 24 Apr 14

nobbythesheep says...

Wow, just wow
Wow, just wow nobbythesheep
  • Score: -2

5:11pm Thu 24 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

Arrrrrggghhhh.......
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....................
Phew, had me scared for a minute there.
Arrrrrggghhhh....... .................... .................... Phew, had me scared for a minute there. BarrHumbug
  • Score: -3

5:34pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Controversial But True says...

They can't be Cirrus!!!!
They can't be Cirrus!!!! Controversial But True
  • Score: 17

5:34pm Thu 24 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

Wtf echo get a grip
Wtf echo get a grip hooplaa
  • Score: 1

5:38pm Thu 24 Apr 14

justme20092009 says...

oh woop woop is this the best the echo can do pmsl
oh woop woop is this the best the echo can do pmsl justme20092009
  • Score: -5

6:02pm Thu 24 Apr 14

alasdair1967 says...

Whatever next come of it echo whatever next a ship in the sea a train on a track what an absolutely pathetic story
Whatever next come of it echo whatever next a ship in the sea a train on a track what an absolutely pathetic story alasdair1967
  • Score: -3

6:32pm Thu 24 Apr 14

O'Reilly says...

Wow....far out. I missed this whilst partaking in my 'Northern Lights".........sad.
Wow....far out. I missed this whilst partaking in my 'Northern Lights".........sad. O'Reilly
  • Score: -4

6:33pm Thu 24 Apr 14

alasdair1967 says...

A leaf has just fallen off the tree outside quick echo autumn has come early
A leaf has just fallen off the tree outside quick echo autumn has come early alasdair1967
  • Score: -5

6:35pm Thu 24 Apr 14

alasdair1967 says...

And this paper is up for a national award
And this paper is up for a national award alasdair1967
  • Score: 5

7:00pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Kiki1973 says...

I think it's kind of interesting, actually. Nice to put a wrinkle in your brain.
I think it's kind of interesting, actually. Nice to put a wrinkle in your brain. Kiki1973
  • Score: 6

7:24pm Thu 24 Apr 14

canfordcherry says...

The 'cloud' expert sounds like the life and soul of the party.
The 'cloud' expert sounds like the life and soul of the party. canfordcherry
  • Score: -5

8:14pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Lewcee says...

I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).
I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!). Lewcee
  • Score: 9

8:47pm Thu 24 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

Lewcee wrote:
I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).
Hope you will get well soon.
[quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).[/p][/quote]Hope you will get well soon. pete woodley
  • Score: -1

8:55pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Staynor66 says...

Lewcee wrote:
I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).
Try Match.com there are some real women on there....its time you got a girlfriend that you don't have to inflate
[quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).[/p][/quote]Try Match.com there are some real women on there....its time you got a girlfriend that you don't have to inflate Staynor66
  • Score: -8

8:55pm Thu 24 Apr 14

GAHmusic says...

Lewcee wrote:
I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).
Yea but total drivel for a newspaper though, I admit there is an interest for some people but this is not cloud monthly and I do have a life and get out which is why I don't have much time to look up and admire clouds.
[quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).[/p][/quote]Yea but total drivel for a newspaper though, I admit there is an interest for some people but this is not cloud monthly and I do have a life and get out which is why I don't have much time to look up and admire clouds. GAHmusic
  • Score: -2

9:13pm Thu 24 Apr 14

nickynoodah says...

Little nobath missed it all he couldn't look up with his bad neck.
Little nobath missed it all he couldn't look up with his bad neck. nickynoodah
  • Score: -5

9:17pm Thu 24 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

Lewcee wrote:
I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).
Thoughts with you at this sad time
[quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).[/p][/quote]Thoughts with you at this sad time hooplaa
  • Score: 1

9:21pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Lewcee says...

Bait taken. No fish fit to eat. All thrown back. So sad.
Bait taken. No fish fit to eat. All thrown back. So sad. Lewcee
  • Score: 3

11:26pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

pete woodley wrote:
Lewcee wrote:
I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).
Hope you will get well soon.
Pete so am I a member of The Cloud appreciation society we meet in Wetherspoons
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).[/p][/quote]Hope you will get well soon.[/p][/quote]Pete so am I a member of The Cloud appreciation society we meet in Wetherspoons Lord Spring
  • Score: -2

12:27am Fri 25 Apr 14

MrPitiful says...

I did actually notice theseclouds this afternoon but apart from a glance, I didn't give them a second thought. I certainly didn't realise I was witnessing a meteorological - or however you spell it - phenomenon.

Not sure if it's worthy of a place in our murder, suicide and armed-robbery ridden local rag but at leat it makes a change from doom and gloom.

Mind you, Dr Whatisname's explanation lost me after about the 1st six words.
I did actually notice theseclouds this afternoon but apart from a glance, I didn't give them a second thought. I certainly didn't realise I was witnessing a meteorological - or however you spell it - phenomenon. Not sure if it's worthy of a place in our murder, suicide and armed-robbery ridden local rag but at leat it makes a change from doom and gloom. Mind you, Dr Whatisname's explanation lost me after about the 1st six words. MrPitiful
  • Score: 0

10:52am Fri 25 Apr 14

live-and-let-live says...

thank you daily echo. I saw that and I thought it was unusual. thank you for the explanation.
thank you daily echo. I saw that and I thought it was unusual. thank you for the explanation. live-and-let-live
  • Score: 3

10:56am Fri 25 Apr 14

live-and-let-live says...

Lewcee wrote:
I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).
look up ? haha most of these people are too busy on their phones and ipads to see the real world. I feel sorry for them and their children.
[quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).[/p][/quote]look up ? haha most of these people are too busy on their phones and ipads to see the real world. I feel sorry for them and their children. live-and-let-live
  • Score: 2

11:28am Fri 25 Apr 14

Wesoblind says...

Now lets see some photos of the clouds created by the poloution coming out the back of planes!
Now lets see some photos of the clouds created by the poloution coming out the back of planes! Wesoblind
  • Score: -2

12:15pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Staynor66 wrote:
Lewcee wrote:
I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).
Try Match.com there are some real women on there....its time you got a girlfriend that you don't have to inflate
Says the guy spending his life on the internet............
......
[quote][p][bold]Staynor66[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).[/p][/quote]Try Match.com there are some real women on there....its time you got a girlfriend that you don't have to inflate[/p][/quote]Says the guy spending his life on the internet............ ...... Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 1

1:19pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Staynor66 says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
Staynor66 wrote:
Lewcee wrote: I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).
Try Match.com there are some real women on there....its time you got a girlfriend that you don't have to inflate
Says the guy spending his life on the internet............ ......
far from it 10 mins a day maximum...anything more and I start to self harm
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Staynor66[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I think it is a fantastic picture - I'm sorry I missed seeing the real thing. I am fascinated by the weather, I worked for two years plotting the charts at the Met. Office at Bracknell, and taking data observations including identifying clouds. Now I am a member of the Worldwide "Cloud Appreciation Society", (Google it), and would have been proud to post these photos on their board, especially as they were seen in relatively "flat" (i.e. no mountains) Dorset. Look up, folks, there's many more of these marvels to be seen. (The trolls on here are imaginary folk who are only active on the Internet. Get outside you poor souls, and get a life!).[/p][/quote]Try Match.com there are some real women on there....its time you got a girlfriend that you don't have to inflate[/p][/quote]Says the guy spending his life on the internet............ ......[/p][/quote]far from it 10 mins a day maximum...anything more and I start to self harm Staynor66
  • Score: -1

3:15pm Fri 25 Apr 14

live-and-let-live says...

Wesoblind wrote:
Now lets see some photos of the clouds created by the poloution coming out the back of planes!
you can see that stuff most days. its called contrails as far as I know, and all that pollution is falling on us. its no wonder that so many children suffer with asthma .
[quote][p][bold]Wesoblind[/bold] wrote: Now lets see some photos of the clouds created by the poloution coming out the back of planes![/p][/quote]you can see that stuff most days. its called contrails as far as I know, and all that pollution is falling on us. its no wonder that so many children suffer with asthma . live-and-let-live
  • Score: 1

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