Shelf Cloud looms over Sydney 4/5 (1)

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Shelf Cloud during the Sculpture by the Sea festival in Sydney
Shelf Cloud during the Sculpture by the Sea festival in Sydney

Nature graced the annual “Sculpture by the Sea festival” of Sydney’s Bondi beach on Friday, with its own display of cloud sculptures in the form of a tsunami-like shelf cloud. The crowd gathered on the beach looked on at the spectacular show, making a memorable experience of the magical evening.

The city recorded heavy rainfall through the day, with 27mm (1 inch) rainfall in Mona Vale in three hours. Bondi has been a popular spot for shelf clouds in the past. Only last year, another shelf cloud had made the papers as it loomed over the city.

Photo Instragram  Guy Sebastian
Photo Instragram Guy Sebastian

What are shelf clouds?

They are horizontal cloud formations often resembling snow plows or tsunamis. They are sometimes very scary because they can be as low hanging as a couple of hundred feet off the ground.

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