Freak weather phenomena never cease to fascinate – and sometimes to terrify. If you’re intrigued by the vagaries of the climate, this list is guaranteed to send your temperature soaring. From catatumbo lightning and moonbows to microbursts and quadruple rainbows, everything is covered in our not-to-be-missed list of 20 incredible weather events.
20. Asperitas cloud
This mind-bending apparition was snapped in the skies over New Zealand. As yet, science doesn’t have an explanation for this natural phenomenon, so for the moment you’ll just have to sit back and enjoy it. Meanwhile, you can impress your friends by telling them that, in 2017, asperitas was the first new formation of cloud to be added to the International Cloud Atlas since 1951.
19. Not enough anti-freeze?
The owner of this vehicle won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. It appears that some flood waters have reached about halfway up the car. Then there’s been a big freeze and the ice around the car has remained in place as it’s supported by the sides of the car port. Flooding and freezing have thus combined with hilarious results (or exasperating ones, if they’re your wheels).