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Re: Kgalagadi weather

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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:43 am

The rain which Aristocat refers to in the webcam picture just missed Twee Rivieren, the rain started yesterday afternoon and seemed that it covered a huge part of the park.

As soon as I receive rainfall stats from the other camps I will keep you posted.

It seems that the rain is a bit on the late side, but we are still expecting good rains to follow in the next month or two.
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:38 am

Mata-Mata Rainfall:

Mata Mata -18.5mm
Kamqua - 61mm
Driefendas - 15.6mm
Moravet - 0mm
Bitterpan - 19mm
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Scouter » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:22 am

I can vouch for the 61mm at Kamqua cause we were there when most of it fell :lol:
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby doedsie » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:06 pm

That is great! Was in KTP years ago, when it was Kalahari Gemsbok Park still, when it rained quite heavily and the Nossob flowed nearly up to TR. It was amazing how many tortoises appeared out of the veld to drink water from the puddles of water in the road. We ended up being too late to get back to Nossob in time. Fortunately the mail was left at TR and we were allowed to return to Nossob provided we take the mail with us. What a no brainer...we slept over at TR. Hahahaha....what a pleasure driving in the park at such a time with nobody else on the road. Took us extra long to get to Nossob! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:48 am

Morning All,

Rainfall stats for Nossob:

October:
Nossob 7.5
Dikbaardskolk 6
Polentswa 2
Unions End 24

November:
Nossob 7.5
Unions End 1

December:
Nossob 37.5
Dikbaardskolk 47.5
Polentswa 61
Grootkolk 56
Unions End 35.5
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:30 am

Good morning from a rather cold Kgalagadi.

Last night we have seen some amazing thunderstorms all around the park with some heavy rains (unfortunately none at Twee Rivieren camp).

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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Bibronsgecko » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:49 am

Morning
I'm glad to hear the temp. has dropped a bit...
have a great day everybody :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby gb225450 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:55 pm

Afternoon

Would it be possible to get some rainfall stats for January? :pray:

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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby ndloti » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:45 pm

From the webcam it appears TR has had good rains ?
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Aristocat » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:44 pm

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: ......it's the Nossob rain dance :lol: Been watching that webcam waterhole look drier and drier until today :dance: :dance: What a beautiful sight!

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Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby Tobieo » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:18 pm

Hi everyone,

I am of to my favourite park in 3 weeks time. I will be spending some time in the Nossob and Aoub river areas. I can recall that so far the rainfall has not been to good, especially so in the Mata Mata area. How dry is it really?

I normally go in April but decided this year to do the green Kalahari thing....

Comments will be appreciated.

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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby Gandalf » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:45 pm

We were there Dec 21st - mid Jan. our first trip, so no yardstick for comparisons. We noticed though that the Nossob side had had way better rains than Mata Mata. The auob had sporadic thunderstorms with patchy rain - more noise than action. The veld flowers were looking stunning at Grootkolk, Gharagab and the attendant at Grootkolk mentioned that sightings at the camp waterhole would not be good whilst the large puddles persisted as the animals prefer the rainwater to the pumped water.
Not too sure whether good rains have been received on the Mata Mata side since our visit - perhaps some of the more recent visitors to the park can confirm.

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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby Dreamer » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:31 pm

@ Tobieo
We returned from the park on Friday and its is the DRIEST we have seen it in the 15 years we have been going there. The past 3 visits have all been Feb/March. This year was the HOTTEST as well. To be honest, when I saw how dry it was up at Dalkeith it left me with a horrible desperate feeling :(
Hope they do receive some rain soon, Nossob had 19mm (probably within 1 hour) while we were there and we believe that Kamqua received a bit too.
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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby Tobieo » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:00 pm

Thank you Dreamer, not good news!! How was the sightings?
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