A mesmerizing video of clouds flowing off a height like a waterfall in Aizawl is going viral.
The video was shared on Facebook by Aziz Barbhuiya, and has been viewed and shared thousands of times on social media.
The viral clip shows clouds descending from a higher level to a lower one, with many saying it looked like a fluffy waterfall.
Watch the video here:
Clouds Floating Down the Mountains in the City of Aizawl, Mizoram
Posted by Aziz Barbhuiya on Friday, November 22, 2019
The stunning visual comes from a phenomenon known as orographic clouds that are commonly known as “waterfall clouds”. These clouds are generally associated with a moist airflow over mountainous areas.
It usually occurs when stable air encounters a mountain, and is lifted upward, cooling as it rises. Water vapour in the moist air could condense, making it visible as a cloud. So when orographic clouds flow down from the tops of mountains, it often looks like a waterfall.