STUNNING pictures of a cloud inversion have been captured from on top of the Malvern Hills.

The breathtaking pictures were taken by Nick Sturdy of the natural weather phenomena at the top of the hills on Saturday, December 2.

Cloud inversions, or temperature inversions, occur where the temperature increases with height.

According to the Met Office, inversions are most common in winter when mist and fog become trapped in the cooler air low down.

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Mr Sturdy, 38, of Worcester, said he wanted to head up to the Malvern Hills in order to see the inversion for himself.

He said: "I had wanted to go up the Malvern Hills to see the cloud inversion you can get up there, when it's foggy in Worcester, for quite a while.

"It didn't disappoint - there were very few people and you really felt you were seeing something special, as you looked over the hills as islands in a sea of cloud."

Despite being more common in the winter months, you can still witness inversions throughout the year.