Passengers on Virgin Australia flight left baffled by spectacular ‘rolling or wave’ clouds.
The rare cloud formation captured during a flight over the Great Australian Bight, from a passenger on Virgin Australia.
Above image: Instagram/Ilya Katsman
“The most unique cloud formation I have seen to date on route from Perth to Adelaide somewhere over The Great Australian Bite.”
Image: Facebook/Virgin Australia
Neil Bennet, from the WA Bureau of Metereology said:
“The clouds were wave clouds, caused when air hit an obstruction such as a mountain, forcing the air over it. It’s like skipping a stone across water.
The wave clouds are caused by air being forced up over a range of hills and performing a wave like motion until it settles down, which causes the gaps.”