Eagle-eyed readers spotted the strange clouds formations - known as mammatus cloud
- above parts of the city at around 11am.
In December last year, readers spotted apocalyptic-style clouds over Tyneside caused by an influx of mammatus clouds
, which are formed when there is a lot of turbulence within the cloud.
Sometimes, the underside of this anvil is home to a series of rounded Mammatus clouds
, also known as Mammatocumulus (meaning 'mammary cloud').
This week we saw the unusual cloud formations, mammatus clouds
, over Newcastle which surprised many of you.
take their name from the Latin for "udder" or "breast".
-These are some of the most unusual and distinctive clouds formations with a series of bulges or pouches emerging through the base of the cloud.They are usually formed in association with large cumulonimbus clouds, particular when these are forming large thunderstorms.
over Byker, Newcastle | SIMON GREENER
The event also featured Canadian-born artist Kelly Richardson, whose work involves melding real footage with digital elements, such as combining a billowing factory with beautiful Mammatus clouds
. She's currently working on a project for the Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, commissioned by Pixel Palace.