Unusual Phenomenon 27th June - 'Raining' Trees
Posted 28 June 2012 - 19:08
It was a mild, humid morning yesterday with some low cloud and weak sunshine around. Near work at about 0700 BST I turned into the lane to suddenly find a large puddle of water at the junction (all roads had been dry up to that point). Then, when I drove under the small oak tree on the corner a cascade of water drops, similar in size to a heavy shower, covered the car, requiring windscreen wipers!
As I looked down the lane, under every tree was a small 'flood' of water, not just a damp patch, but large puddles resembling springs or a water leak, and a heavy shower of 'tree rain' under eahc one.
It only occurred on one lane, about 0.5 miles from Southampton Water/Solent, so I assume that wind-blown fog had condensed out on the fully-in-leaf trees, but it was quite surreal.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 19:21
Posted 28 June 2012 - 19:30
I've seen documentaries featuring plants and animals utilising moisture from the Pacific fogs in the Atacama desert in Chile too.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 19:43
its to do with the curl of the leaf captures moisture.
thers a photographer (cant think of his name) has taken some great shots of this and one was used for a ladies moisturizer advert a few years ago.