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More ‘Morning Glory’ appearances on the horizon

The weather bureau says the rare cloud formation known as ‘Morning Glory’ could reappear again this week.

The spectacular cloud draws international visitors when it occurs at the end of each dry season in north-west Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria.

It was seen for the first time this season in mid-September.

Image / Wikipedia

Senior forecaster Peter Otto says the south-easterly winds needed to form the clouds are likely to return this week.

“It’s possible to get some Morning Glory cloud lines late this week – can’t guarantee it because it’s always a very tricky thing to predict,” he said.

“It does look like it’s possible later on this week and I certainly wouldn’t rule out getting some more later on this season as well.

“We’re still in that period where you can get them and really what we need is the south-easterly winds to pick up.

“You’ll need a high pressure system generally over southern Australia and you’ll also need a decent sea breeze to push against those environmental winds.”

– / ABC


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