Massive 'cloud tsunami' hovers over a beach in Australia

A massive shelf cloud shocked people as it rolled off the Pacific ocean toward Sydney’s Bondi Beach in Australia.

A shelf cloud is a low, horizontal, wedge-shaped arcus cloud. A shelf cloud is attached to the base of the parent cloud, which is usually a thunderstorm but could form on any type of convective clouds. Rising cloud motion often can be seen in the leading (outer) part of the shelf cloud, while the underside often appears turbulent and wind-torn.

A massive cloud hovering over a sea.
A massive cloud hovering over a sea.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology issued a thunderstorm warning mid-afternoon, cautioning large hail, heavy rain and damaging winds possible.

As the storm passed, Sydney's temperature drop from 83 degrees to 69 degrees Fahrenheit, the shelf cloud is created by a cold outflow from a thunderstorm, lifting the moist air abruptly, it is an outflow feature from a thunderstorm.

When the rain from the thunderstorm comes vertically down, it drags the air with it. Severe weather has hammered parts of Australia throughout the week.

The tsunami-like structure of the cloud makes it creepy.
The tsunami-like structure of the cloud makes it look creepy.

Videos and images have been taken and posted on the internet, people are amazed and some are scared of this kind of phenomenon as seen unfolds in front of them.

Beachgoers witnessed the massive cloud rolled over by the beach.

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