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Thread #36608 Message #4024487
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
18-Dec-19 - 08:45 PM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
I posted this on the Australian bushfires thread, but it is weather related!
Cloud-surfing at 3,000ft captures the perfect perfect morning glory clouds Like a surfer on a wave, Mike Zupanc balances high in the sky on a glider while taking photos of cloud formations that many of us can only ever imagine seeing.
The gliding enthusiast-turned-photographer's image of a morning glory cloud titled On Cloud Nine, will feature in the Bureau of Meteorology's (BOM) 2020 calendar.
"People surf waves and for hang gliders we do the same thing," he said.
"We use an engine to help us launch off with power then we get to where the wave is and switch the engine off and just ride the waves of the cloud." (read on)
google image search on "morning glory clouds"
sandra in hot & smoky Sydney
Sydney temperature, measured at Observatory Hill on the harbour, was 21.1 at midnight & 37 at noon (40 mins ago)
Penrith, 60 km west of the CBD was 21.5 at midnight & 39 at noon.
Forecasts for today - Sydney 41, Penrith 45 & only 33 at Sydney best known beach Bondi.
Greater Sydney facing oppressive heatwave, extreme smoke, fire danger I'm not far from the harbour so am "only" expecting 41, but my place is cool as long as I stay near the fan.