Cu congestus

A typical cumulus congestus of a sting in the tail of Winter over the Maltese Islands as cold air from Northern Europe generated a weak low pressure system over Italy. This weather situation led to the formation of various cumulus clouds as a result of the thermal contrast between the strong Spring sunshine and the incoming cold airmass also creating cloud streets as per first thumbnail. The second thumbnail taken in the previous day shows early morning formation of cumulonimbus capillatus incus which generated an isolated thunderstorm over the Malta Channel. The visible satellite image depicts the thermal nature of the low pressure with plenty of clouds over inland area in association with the low pressure system depicted by the following various charts.

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