Fogust

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There is a beauty to every season.
In August it often gets very hot in the interior of the island. This heat vaporizes the moisture causing it to rise as a gas. This becomes a low pressure that spreads out in the stratosphere. When it gets over the ocean it cools, falls, and condenses onto microscopic particles of salt, turning into advection fog. The fog particles get drawn towards the base of the rising low pressure on the shore and the sun vaporizes the fog. The cycle continues as the water from the fog continues to rise as a gas that powers this circular convection currant. It is only when the sun rises to gain enough power that the fog burns off.
Lynn, from the UK, caught this beautiful scene while walking on the light house loop of the Wild Pacific Trail. Thanks for sharing the beauty of Fogust Lynn!

In Ucluelet, we affectionatly call August "Fogust" because it is the best time to see this amazing phenomenon. For visitors coming to escape the heat of the summer, August is the best time of the year to enjoy outdoor air-conditioning, at least until the fog burns off.

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