Morning Glory Clouds – photo by Mick Petroff; Where the Cape York Peninsula (Au…


Morning Glory Clouds – photo by Mick Petroff; Where the Cape York Peninsula (Australia) tapers off from about 350 miles wide to 60 miles, the easterly trade winds push the sea breeze across the peninsula during the daytime, which meets the sea breeze from the west coast in the late evening. The collision produces a wave disturbance moving inland. As moist sea air is lifted to the crest of the waves, it cools and condensation forms a cloud. It has been seen elsewhere, too, but is rare.

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