The Table Cloth

There is a very interesting weather pattern that develops in Cape Town in the early summer months.

Helmar, in his comment to my Getting There post, calls it the "Cape Doctor".

Whatever the name, its this killer wind that comes howling down from Table Top Mountain and the Tweleve Apostles.  It was blowing at least 50 miles an hour here in Camps Bay last night.

When this wind condition develops, a really cool thing happens.  The clouds just sort of hang out on top of the mountain and drift over.  It’s called the "Table Cloth" and we had a great one yesterday over the Twelve Apostles.  Very Cool.

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