Rare and Beautiful Weather Occurrences

It is the rarest natural weather occurrences that are usually prettiest. Here, we take a look at the top 5 rarest yet very beautiful weather phenomena.

5. Brinicle


Brinicles or ice stalactites are the underwater equivalent of icicles. They grow downward beneath developing sea ice when a flow of saline water is introduced to ocean water.

4. White Rainbow

white rainbow

The white rainbow or the fog bow is a rainbow produced by the tiny water droplets of fog. This produces much weaker colors and can appear white unlike the vibrant colors of a regular rainbow.

3. Catatumbo Lightning

catatumbo lightning

A very unique mass of storm clouds usually form over the mouth of the Catatumbo River in Venezuela. This mass of clouds creates the unique spectacle called the Catatumbo Lightning. And boy, what a spectacle that is. The storm occurs up to 160 nights a year.

2. Penitentes

penitent snow

Or penitent shaped snow are snow formations found at high altitudes. They take the form of elongated, thin blades of hardened snow or ice, closely spaced and are usually pointing towards the general direction of the sun.

1. Fire Rainbow

fire rainbow

A Fire Rainbow is actually a cloud and not a rainbow. And it is also not related to fire. It is incredibly rare and is caused by light passing through wispy, high-altitude cirrus clouds.

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