On June 28, Kyiv residents noticed a huge cloud in the sky, resembling a mushroom cloud, which appears after a nuclear explosion. Workers of Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center stated on their Facebook page that it was just a special type of cloud.
“Kyiv could observe Cumulоnimbus incus (incus means ‘anvil’ in Latin). It is a cumulus-rain cloud ... The ascending air currents cannot overcome the blocking layer of isotherm, so the cloud begins to spread in the direction of the prevailing horizontal airflow. In this way the characteristic ‘anvil’ is formed,” the message said.
Meteorologists asked users to send photos of the phenomenon so they could complete the post. There are already a lot of good photos of this interesting cloud.
The mushroom cloud that forms after a nuclear or thermonuclear explosion and is also called a radioactive cloud. The anvil cloud is a fairly typical phenomenon for our climate and dissipates within a few hours.
In May, a similar cloud frightened residents of Russian Saratov.
Earlier, it was reported that Ukraine was passing to zone of ultra high temperatures and extreme weather.