The imagery shows forced orographic convection ahead of the Strait of Gibraltar.
22 October 2020
08 March 2014
The Metop image shows the Strait of Gibraltar with the Mediterranean Sea to the East, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West. The low level wind was easterly.
The region was mainly cloud free except for a cumulus cloud band which elongated from the strait to the East.
In this band low-level cumulus clouds formed due to the orographic forced convergence and lifting.
West from the strait the clouds disappeared.
Download animation of the Meteosat-10 SEVIRI HRV cloud RGB (HRV, HRV, IR10.8), 08 March, 07:40–11:25 UTC (AVI).
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