Published: 11:00, 21 January 2020
| Updated: 10:00, 27 January 2020
Hundreds of people rushed for their cameras when a huge, ominous cloud passed over the county.
The unusual formation - described by many as a "wall" or "blanket" - was seen floating over Kent yesterday afternoon.
Former ITV weatherman Ron Lobeck, of Tyler Hill, told the Gazette it was a stratocumulus that formed due to an “inversion”, which saw a belt of warmer air form higher in the Earth’s atmosphere.
“The cloud was trapped under the inversion, and forming below,” explained Mr Lobeck. “It was probably only a couple of hundred foot thick. It was because of the high pressure system. Above that, it would have been clear as a bell.”
Emma Twyman, who saw it over the A2, described it on Facebook as looking like a "fluffy duvet".
Freya Campbell, whose daughter Freisha-Jo snapped an impressive photo of the cloud over Market Way, Canterbury, at about 3.30pm, said: "Looked lovely.
"My daughter pointed it out to me - I wouldn’t have even noticed. Gives another meaning to ‘having your head in the clouds’."
Meanwhile, Simon Shackson Saw, who saw it above Wincheap said: "It reminded me of cutting some fabric with a pair of jagged edged scissors".
The cloud came as barometers measured some of the highest air pressure recorded in years yesterday.
Will Rose wrote: "Mates in Brighton were posting pics of the same clean line of cloud. It was the highest air pressure for 70 odd years today. Gorgeous day."
Others suggested it looked "ominous" and like something from a dystopian film.
Pat Moxham wrote on Facebook: "I saw that going though Faversham, thought it looked a bit scary."
Sam Rousell posted: "Independence Day! The aliens are here!"
Did you see the cloud? Let us know in the comments below.
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