Astronaut Ricky Arnold captured from ISS the towering afternoon thunderstorms over India and Sri Lanka.

Credit: Ricky Arnold, NASA

Cumulonimbus is a dense, towering vertical cloud, forming from water vapor carried by powerful upward air currents. If observed during a storm, these clouds may be referred to as thunderheads. Cumulonimbus can form alone, in clusters, or along cold front squall lines. These clouds are capable of producing lightning and other dangerous severe weather, such as tornadoes.

The local scenery on the ground of thunderstorm pouring is as follows.

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Reference: Ricky Arnold’s Tweet
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