Dramatic 'wave' looking clouds develop over parts of the GTA

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Dramatic 'wave' looking clouds develop over parts of the GTA
Dramatic 'wave' looking clouds develop over parts of the GTA

Social media erupted with images of some dramatic "wave" looking clouds that developed over parts of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) early Wednesday morning.

These clouds are known as asperitas clouds -- formally referred to as undulatus asperatus clouds.

"These relatively rare cloud formations take on the appearance of a ripple of waves in the atmosphere, giving an ultra 3D look of the clouds," explains Kelly Sonnenburg, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "These clouds form due to a warmer, more unstable air mass overriding a relatively stable and cooler layer of air at the surface."

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Take a closer look at the skies that captivated southern Ontarians:

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Thumbnail image courtesy: Tosha Aitkins/Twitter

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