Cloudiest island?

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Lítla Dímun, the smallest of Denmark’s Faroe Islands, is usually cloudy with a lenticular cloud hanging over it. Visitors can climb steep cliffs to see the sheep inhabitants. The Faroe Islands aim to be 100% renewable by 2030 and have more sheep than people.

Meteorologists suffer a lot when they get their forecasts wrong, so it must be good to predict the weather for Lítla Dímun: it will be cloudy. Of course, nobody lives on the smallest of Denmark’s eighteen Faroe Islands, unless you count sheep.
From time to time, ranchers make the journey to care for those sheep inhabitants, bringing the strays back with them to the other inhabited islands of the North Atlantic archipelago. When they come to visit, the farmers almost always encounter the same phenomenon: a single lenticular cloud hanging over the island like a hat. The cloud is the same as those normally seen on mountain tops. Lenticular clouds occur when air passes over a land mass and cools enough to form condensation. As with any such cloud, the one hanging over Lítla Dímun keeps reforming as new air rises and condensation sets in again.

Tourists are usually fine watching from a distance, but visitors are welcome at Lítla Dímun. The only problem is that you have to climb the steep cliffs that surround the base of the island by means of ropes left behind by the farmers.
A short visit to the Faroe Islands:
About half of the islands’ energy comes from renewable sources; the goal is to reach 100% by 2030.
There are approximately 70,000 sheep in the Faroe Islands, compared to a population of 50,000 people.
Nowhere in the Faroe Islands is further than 3 miles (5k) from the ocean.

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