Clouds over Canary Islands

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Clouds over Canary Islands

Clouds are so beautiful from space!

They also help us understand how the wind flows, and how land interacts with the atmosphere.

Here we see clouds flowing around the Canary Islands - a fascinating detective story!

Questions: 
  • What is the normal wind direction over the Canary Islands?
  • Clouds form when air rises. ¬†Does that help explain the clouds on only one side of the mountainous island?