Nature Video

By Federico Cornetto

This footage shows a scary shelf cloud inching over the Italian coastline as a series of storms approached the shore.

Giuseppe Marcello captured stunning images of the menacing cloud as it increased in size and got closer to the houses in Pescara, Italy yesterday [March 11].

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Shelf clouds are frightening but mostly harmless natural phenomena which often announce the arrival of spring and summertime storms.

Giuseppe said: “This shelf cloud preceded a cold front and a series storms which then hit the whole region.

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“I am passionate about meteorological phenomena, I had taken pictures of shelf clouds before and I did not hesitate to get out the house as soon as I saw that the conditions were favourable.

“The scenery felt surreal, and I was very excited.”