PICS: Centurion clouds mesmerize after much-needed rain


Cape Town - Pink and blue post-thunderstorm clouds, resembling an ever-changing impressionistic artwork, had city dwellers' eyes peeled to the heavens in Centurion in Gauteng on Monday afternoon, 21 December. 

Located between Pretoria and Midrand, the area is known for its summer thunder- and rainstorms. But with the 2015 summer season being severely warm and dry, it has been experiencing extreme heatwaves and drought over the past few months, instead of frequent, violent outbursts of rain...

READ: 7 Tips for travellers to survive South Africa's water restrictions

Yet, on Monday afternoon the blazing hot sky turned into a romantic canvas of clouds after a much-needed thunderstorm. Onlookers snapped and shared photos of the clouds on social media, and the response to the rain was as positive as the response to the awe-inspiring clouds.

The mammatocumulus clouds, which are cellular patterned pouches hanging underneath a base of a clouds, are associated with anvil clouds and are known to appear after a severe thunderstorm, reports SA People.   

Take a look at what appeared to be  thousands of gold and snowy balls of cotton wool in the sky, resembling some sort of heaven over Centurion...

READ: Gale force winds and massive, 6m swells expected along SA’s south coast

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