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Clouds are a feature of La Palma.
The enormous Caldera (crater) causes wind turbulance which create amazing cloud formations above the northern part of the island.
The Cumbre (the backbone of the island) causes a cascade of cloud.
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Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2006-01
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Lenticular cloud on the north side of the Caldera, as seen from Puntagorda. The wind was from the south.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2006-01
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Closer view of a lenticular cloud on the north side of the Caldera.
 
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Place: El Paso, Valencia
Date: 2002
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The spectacular "waterfall cloud" of the Cumbre Nueva. When weather conditions are right there is a build-up of cloud on the east side of the ridge which flows over the edge and falls like a waterfall until it mysteriously disappears (evaporates).
 
Place: Cumbre Nueva
Date: 2002
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The waterfall cloud as seen from Roque de los Muchachos
 
Place: Los Llanos
Date: 2005-05
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The wind from the East causing a strange trinagular cloud to emerge from the Caldera and out over Los Llanos.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services A lenticular cloud above the Caldera backlit by the sun.
 
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Place: Tijarafe
Date: 2004-12
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Spectacular rays of the sun appearing behind a high cloud.
 
Place: El Paso
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services This cloud on the Benajero just north of El Paso shows clearly how a cloud can hang at higher altitudes whilst the valley below is in full burning sunshine. The cloud may well stay all day without shedding a drop of rain.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2001-12
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Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2001-12
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services A spiralling cloud caused by wind circulating in the Cladera.
Photograph taken from Puntagorda.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2001-12
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services A large rain cloud off the west coast, the falling rain highlighted by the late afternoon sun.
 
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WCloud formations on La Palma, Canary Islands
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