Stunning ‘rainbow clouds’ have been spotted in the sky over Ireland and Scotland.
These rainbow-coloured clouds, also known as mother-of-pearl or polar stratospheric clouds, are usually seen at higher latitudes such as Scandinavia and northern Canada, but can apparently be created by severe winds and storms.
Storm Henry is said to be behind the creation of these multi coloured nacreous clouds which were were spotted by people in a number of places across Britain over the past few days
Polar Stratospheric clouds over Dublin Ireland! A very rare sight! pic.twitter.com/XuNjFzU8K5
— Kildare Weather (@LiveNaasWeather) February 1, 2016
The clouds are quite rare in these parts of the world and are mostly visible within two hours after sunset or before dawn. They appeared as Storm Henry continued to batter the country.
Beautiful strange rainbow cloud type thingy this morning pic.twitter.com/VPeXdLyCvi
— Marc O’Sullivan (@SparkyScoops) February 1, 2016