Chester Freezes. Strange ice formations

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Comments (6)

whoelius on January 5, 2011

That's so strange! They look like dinner plates...

M uba. on January 5, 2011

They were weird. I've not seen ice formations like this before. They were just below a canal lock which was very frozen up, but some water was escaping through the gates and I suspect this was causing the water below to move in a complex circular motion and these plates built up around a 'seed' of ice on the surface.

Amelia Royan on February 18, 2011

This type of formation is called Pancake Ice I think. I have seen it often in Norway, but never in the UK.

Lovely shot, and good record of England's weather at the end of 2010 :))

Cheers, Amelia

M uba. on February 22, 2011

Thanks for the information Amelia. I certainly hadn't seen this formation before.

keepclicking on July 22, 2012

Looks more like condoms to me.

Peter C Byron on March 26, 2013

Steve you should Photoshop these with a blob of yellow in the centers, now that would make an eggcellent photo to fall the masses.

Respect and Honour Peter

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Photo taken in Chester, Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, UK

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