Pictures of Vietnam

Dalat Thunderstorm
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Taken from well south, this photo shows the early afternoon buildup of towering cumulus clouds in the vicinity of Dalat Cam Ly.  I guess it was just quirk of the terrain that this storm would form almost every day.  It was so reliable, that I used it for navigation during the dry season.  I called it the "Dalat Thanderstorm" and by early to mid afternoon, it was visible from south of Saigon and from well to the north of Pleiku.  By late in the day, the clouds would turn into a good-sized thunderstorm.  This photo shows it just starting to build.
Revised: 08 May 1999