Gordo's photos from March and April 1999
Late Summer and early Autumn
All photos and text Copyright © 1999 Gordon Richardson gordonr@iafrica.com


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Sunset on altocumulus over Constantiaberg

sunset on altocumulus over Constantiaberg


Cirrocumulus patterns and Altocumulus perlucidus

cirrocumulus patterns altocumulus perlucidus over Table Mountain


Altocumulus radiatus (same day)

altocumulus radiatus altocumulus bands


Cirrocumulus and cirrus from Silvermine

cirrocumulus and cirrus from Silvermine


Sunrise with mixture of clouds

sunrise with mixture of clouds


Sunrise glow and clouds over mountains

sunrise glow and clouds over mountains


Smoke and cloud over Devil's Peak
This was the first of many fires this summer

smoke and cloud over Devil's Peak


Burned slopes of Devil's Peak with cloud and close-up of setting moon

burned slopes of Devil's Peak with cloud layer burned slopes of Devil's Peak with setting moon


Sunrise with dark smoke and cloud over mountains
This fire burned for 2 weeks

sunrise with dark smoke and cloud over mountains


Smoke from a huge mountain fire rising to form cloud
An unusual phenomenon, known as pyrocumulus
The mountains are 35km distant, and 1.5km high

smoke from a huge mountain fire rising to form cloud (pyrocumulus)


Trees and mist (all on 5 April '99)

trees in front of mist trees rising out of mist


Dense fog over City Bowl and Southern Suburbs (all on 5 April '99)

dense fog over City Bowl dense fog over Southern Suburbs


Alpenglow at sunset over cloud on mountains

alpenglow at sunset over cloud on mountains


Lumpy cumulus and cloud bands, cirrus and cumulus
These brought the first rains of the year, and ended the fires

lumpy cumulus shape over Constantiaberg cloud bands - cirrus and cumulus


Window Gorge from Boschenheuwel and waterfall from Newlands Forest
Waterfalls in flood after first rains

Window Gorge from Boschenheuwel waterfall and sun from Newlands Forest


Wave tube at Scarborough and waves splashing at Clifton
The first storm of the year

wave tube at Scarborough waves splashing on rock at Clifton


Burned hillside near Glencairn
The heavy rains caused mudslides from the bare sand

burned hillside near Glencairn



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22 April 1999 created