Strange Circular Hole Spotted In The Clouds Above Ontario

krzysztofszynalPublished: October 5, 2015335,637 views
Published: October 5, 2015

A mysterious weather occurrence appeared in the skies above a city in Canada that has left locals baffled. The phenomenon, known as a “hole-punch” or “fallstreak hole” by meteorologists, has appeared near London in Ontario, Canada on October 1, 2015 and people could not keep the theories down.

Spectators took to social media for explanations of the unusual circular sighting. One person stopped by the side of the road to record the phenomenon as it grew steadily bigger in radius.

Experts, however, were quick to put an ease to the minds of Canadians, saying that this is actually a normal atmospheric occurrence when temperatures are below freezing, but water droplets in the clouds are yet to freeze due to the lack of particles.

Weather Network meteorologist Erin Wenckstern explains: "While they can be found worldwide, a skypunch is rather rare and the phenomenon is hard to explain”.

“High up in the sky, thin clouds made from supercooled liquid water – meaning temperatures are below freezing, but cannot freeze in crystals – are disturbed as an aircraft punches through and cools the surrounding air. Eventually forming ice crystals due to a drop in pressure.”

The cloud could be seen over several cities, Like Woodstock and Brantford, before slowly disappearing over a period of half an hour.

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