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Have you seen a cloud shaped like the Great Britain?


A cloud resembling a map of Great Britain has been spotted.

Huddersfield picture taker Golcar Matt snapped the cloud in the East Midlands and submitted it to the BBC Weather Watchers site.

BBC Weather moderator Alina Jenkins said it was a typical cumulus cloud, which can regularly be seen framing shapes in the sky.

“They’re formed by the sun heating the air at the surface,” she said.

“The air then rises and as it does it cools and condenses to create the “cotton wool” type clouds which often take on interesting shapes.

“How many times have you thought one looks like an elephant or a train for example?”

She added: “It would have been quite a bit larger earlier in the afternoon but once we started to lose some of the daytime heating it began to break up and for a short time looked like a map of the UK.”

Remarking on the photo on Facebook, Andrew Yeung stated: “This is how Hard Brexit will look,” while Dru Lawson said: “Leaked pics of the UK doing a Brexit.”
Christopher Broadbent said: “I know what it’s meant to look like but all I can see is the ghost in the original Ghostbuster film in the opening library scene.”

The photo takes after other late intriguing catches of our skies, including one of a cloud formed like Concorde and an uncommon lunar rainbow, called a moonbow.