Hundreds of Spectacular ‘Ice Pancakes’ Form on River Overnight

Last week several parts of the UK experienced what’s being called a “Weather Bomb” in the form of severe cold conditions. We’re talking winds of up to 144 mph in some areas, lighting strikes cutting power lines in others, and in the case of a Scottish river, hundreds of “ice pancakes” forming atop the water surface.

Aberdeenshire’s River Dee recently provided a spectacular scene after the freezing weather caused unusual shapes to form overnight.

Experts say these pancakes are the result of surface foam freezing and clumping up. When the clumps bump up against each other, the circular pattern is created.

Check it out in the video above.