Gordo's photos from early April 1998
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Thursday 2 April 1998

I was at home with a sore throat and a bad cough.
A major front was approaching, so I was able to "sneak" these photos without too much effort.
I didn't feel sick by the time I got to the tenth shot in one day!


Cirrus

cirrus with virga over Table Mountain patchy cirrus over Table Mountain streaky cirrus over Table Mountain


streaky cirrus above Constantiaberg cirrus with "rays"


Cirro stratus Table Mountain with faint halo around sun

cirro stratus over Table Mountain with faint halo around sun


Cirro stratus with dark rays over Table Mountain

cirro stratus with dark rays over Table Mountain


Cirrus and cirro cumulus chaos above Table Mountain

cirrus and alto cumulus chaos over Table Mountain cirrus and cirro cumulus chaos above Table Mountain


Cirrus and cirro stratus over Constantiaberg

cirrus and cirro stratus over Constantiaberg


After a day like that, one might be excused for
taking two headache tablets, and going to bed early.
But lo and behold, sunset beckoned!


sunset on cirrus over Muizenberg Mountain sunset on cirrus over Constantia Nek sunset on cirrus over back of Table Mountain



Saturday 4 April 1998

Just to prove that Thursday was not a fluke, Saturday dawned
with a howling North Wester wind, and spectacular wave clouds.
Of course it rained buckets a few hours later!


Wind sheared cloud layers over Tygerberg Hills

wind sheared cloud layers over Tygerberg Hills


North Wester cloud over Table Mountain with cirro stratus

North Wester cloud over Table Mountain with cirro stratus


North Wester cloud and lenticular cloud over Constantiaberg

North Wester cloud and lenticular cloud over Constantiaberg


Spectacular lenticular cloud over Constantiaberg

spectacular lenticular cloud over Constantiaberg


I am at a loss for words to describe this one :)

North Wester cloud and alto cumulus over Table Mountain


Layered lenticular clouds
These are about 7km from the nearest mountains

layered lenticular clouds


Sunset on cirrus obscured by wall cloud
This gap in the clouds was about 7km downwind from Table Mountain

sunset on cirrus obscured by wall cloud


Thursday 9 April 1998


Sunrise on patches of cirrus over Hottentots Holland

sunrise on patches of cirrus over Hottentots Holland sunrise on patches of cirrus over Hottentots Holland


Sunrise on solitary cirrus in front of Devil's Peak

sunrise on solitary cirrus in front of Devil's Peak



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