Stunning views of rare roll clouds witnessed in Islamabad that baffled resident
It’s not something you see every day: a horizontal tube-shaped cloud which appeared to be slowly rolling and taking over the sky.
This stunning cloud type was seen in Islamabad on Tuesday, 4 April 2017, baffling local residents. The amazing form of cloud was accompanied by thunderstorm, rain and hail along with winds.
This unique type of cloud made the evening ever more pleasant and compelling citizens to capture the view on their phones
This rare roll cloud phenomenon was captured in this exciting time-lapse footage:
What is Roll Cloud?
The rare cloud witnessed in Islamabad is called roll cloud.
A roll cloud is a relatively rare, low-level horizontal, tube-shaped cloud and a type of arcus low clod. It is typically associated with thunderstorms. The rolling motion of the cloud happens due to changing speed and/or direction of winds at the inversion — when the air temperature reverses from its normal state.
Islamabad cloud photos of social media
Social media was filled with images of the strange cloud formations. Residents in Islamabad city posted dozens of images of clouds on social media. Here are some of the photos:
Massive rolling cloud flying over our offices in Islamabad 🇵🇰😱 ⛈🌧☔️ pic.twitter.com/qC13Ex8bVW
— HELLO! Pakistan (@HELLO_Pak) April 4, 2017
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