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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Concorde Over Ribblehead

This remarkable photograph is circulating on social media. It is in fact a lenticular Helm cloud in the uncanny shape of a Concorde aircraft with the Ribblehead viaduct in the background. There has been a spate of these clouds in this area in the last day or so. They are particularly likely in this part of Cumbria and North Yorkshire, especially when there is a north easterly wind, known as the Helm Wind.

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