Smoke clouds

Autumn Smoke Cloud

In autumn, when the weather is suitable – not too windy and not too wet – the fuel reduction burn-offs and stubble burning starts across South Eastern New South Wales and North East Victoria. Many of these fires trigger the formation of clouds at the inversion layer if atmospheric conditions are right.

The colours of the forming cloud, including the characteristic smoke haze filtering the sunlight, and the stark contrast with the old dead ironbark tree caught my attention.