Mysterious skull was spotted on a French weather map

Screenshot twitter @korben_meteo

One of the most popular articles on several French news websites this morning is not so much the heatwave temperatures - but how a 'mysterious skull' has been spotted in a weather map.

A doctor in meteorology, Ruben Hallali has published a map of the weather forecast for Thursday June 27 (at 1,500 metres high), making a comparison with the painting The Scream of Edvard Munch.
Mr Hallali said in his tweet that he had “never seen that”.

Asked about the authenticity of this image by Checknews, he said that the image was real and from the website
He also said that the comparison with The Scream of Munch was his “own interpretation”.

Such interpretation is in fact called pareidolia, a tendency to identify shapes that we already know in clouds, landscapes and abstract patterns.

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