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Storm Coming

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 9 February 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture.

The Bora Bora summer months are December, January, February and March. Summer is the wet season in Tahiti. During these months there is more chance of rain and the temperatures can be slightly higher but not hot. Occasionally, strong storms do develop but do not last long. The lagoon water temperature is warm all year round. French Polynesia is on the eastern edge of the South Pacific cyclone/hurricane belt so it's rare to have cyclones in Bora Bora.

We often walked to our favorite beach to watch the sun set, but one night we saw storm clouds instead. We experienced some rain showers, and one storm but even those were beautiful.

*In January, 2013 I got to go on my bucket list dream trip to the French Polynesian Islands of Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora. Some photos were posted here on Aminus3 at that time, but there are so many more that I never got to. I will revisit the beautiful island of Bora Bora for this series.

NIKON D5000 1/250 second F/5.3 ISO 400 247 mm (35mm equiv.)

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Wow! what wonderful sky!

9 Feb 2019 5:03am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Awesome, like ghost....

9 Feb 2019 6:14am

Anne from France

Great clouds!

9 Feb 2019 6:19am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Tous aux abris !

9 Feb 2019 7:07am

yoshimiparis from France

this stormy sky is sumptuous.
The central cloud seems to say "pay attention to me!"

9 Feb 2019 7:16am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

lovely capture of a thunderhead

9 Feb 2019 10:15am

Devi from Chennai, India

Looks long as the storms are not disastrous !
Have a nice weekend B :)))

9 Feb 2019 10:27am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A magnificent capture of this approaching storm. 5*

9 Feb 2019 10:55am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Amazing sky

9 Feb 2019 11:03am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très beau ce paysage

9 Feb 2019 1:24pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Des oiseaux traversent cette explosion nuageuse quelel forme et ciel fantastique
Belle soirée

9 Feb 2019 4:55pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb capture of this impressiv and beautiful cloud and great composition .

9 Feb 2019 6:00pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

beau ciel

9 Feb 2019 6:08pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful clouds, colors & lights!
Amazing sky !!!!!!!

9 Feb 2019 6:51pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Those towering clouds catching the warm light are gorgeous.

9 Feb 2019 10:54pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A great view of this spectacular storm clouds. Beautiful color!

10 Feb 2019 1:30am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

such beautiful light behind the clouds, wonderfully captured!

10 Feb 2019 7:32am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

the cloud formations and colours are spectacular...So dramatic...

10 Feb 2019 8:31am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Beautiful dark and pink clouds

11 Feb 2019 11:37am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

so very beautiful

12 Feb 2019 2:10am

1/250 second
ISO 400
247 mm (35mm equiv.)