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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:23 pm

Good chance of rain in eastern SA if the cyclone develops :

http://www.weatherphotos.co.za/photos/h ... hannel.jpg

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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:15 am

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Looks good and wet at Satara early today .
Kruger Int airport measured 70mm , an unofficial report of 102 mm at White River .
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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:26 pm

Certainly a very drenched and waterlogged looking Satara waterhole currently.
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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby DrPhil » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:56 am

News reports from this morning is that the crocodile river is 12 m above the normal level, and that the crocodile bridge entrance might be closed for a substantial period as there might be permanent damage to the low water bridge.
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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:34 am

Read here :

http://www.weatherphotos.co.za/guestbook1.html

Expected rainfall map - red areas indicate high rain probability .

http://weatherphotos.co.za/photos/rain_severe_new.jpg

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A forumite has just texted me with the following : " (a part of ?) The tar road between Satara & Tshokwane is flooded and is closed ."
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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:43 pm

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Komatiepoort this morning.

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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:58 pm

I hope the cyclone in the Mozambique channel dissipates ...

http://www.weatherphotos.co.za/rain_wxmaps_sixdays.html
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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby Rooies » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:15 pm

A friend of mine is at present at Ingwelala private reserve, about 50km south east of Hoedspruit. He phoned me this morning and told me that the Nhlaralumi river which flows only every second or third year is in flood. The only access to the reserve, a low water bridge, is 2 metres under water. They are all there for a birthday bash but some of them had to turn back to Hoedspruit because of the heavy rain. The Nhlaralumi river flows into the Olifants.

I started this post 08h00 this morning, but I have just heard that the reserve measured 300 mm since 14h00 yesterday. People that have been going there for the past 25 years says that it is the level of the river is the highest they have ever seen. The river is now about 3 metres above the bridge.

It was reported on the 15h00 radio news that there are extensive damage in the Hoedspruit area. Damages are at estimated at R10 million.
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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:41 pm

http://www.weatherphotos.co.za/guestbook1.html

From above websites guestbook - the last sentence is most concerning , 415mm measured in 13 hours on the escarpment ! If correct , then I believe there is a disaster developing ...

"2093. Tony Swemmer - 2012-01-18 13:45:27
We have received 172mm at the Phalaborwa offices (in Kruger Park) since 5am yesterday. Still possible to get to Letaba Camp, but road between Letaba Camp and Olifants Camp is flooded at certain parts.
Our weather station on road to top of Mariepskop Mountain (Mpumalanga), at 1300m altitude, has recorded 415mm between midnight and 1pm today !"

it appears there is a good chance of more of the same if the weather system to the east of Mozambique continues moving southwards...

http://weatherphotos.co.za/photos/saeast_rain.jpg

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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:16 am

This is the info I can find on the weather.
Doesn't sound good

As indicated in the previous update the low pressure system South West of Madagascar intensified overnight. Since the last update the system intensified further. Rotation is now visible on the latest NOAA18 and NOAA15 satellite images. Several recent model runs indicate the potential for formation of a tropical disturbance in the SW-Indian Ocean during the period from Monday 16th to possibly Friday 20th. The system is still tracking westward. Heavy rain, strong wind and very rough seas with high wave heights are expected along the northern parts of the Kwazulu Natal coast. Heavy rain is expected over the extreme south eastern parts of Mpumalanga while heavy rain is expected over the lowveld. Heavy rain is also expected over the southern parts of Mozambique.
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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby ndloti » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:55 am

Rainfall in lowveld & surrounding area for last 24 hrs ending 8 a.m. today .

NGA
ACORNHOEK POLICE ARS 198
BARBERTON PRISON ARS 02
BELFAST 04
KRUGER MPUMALANGA INT. AIR. 45
MACHADODORP AWS 02
MIDDELBURG - TNK ARS 01
NELSPRUIT 34
SKUKUZA 140
LIMPOPO PROVINCE
HAENERTSBURG ARS 104
HOEDSPRUIT 107
LEPHALALE 06
LEVUBU 30
MARA 42
MARKEN 34
PHALABORWA AIRPORT AWS 24
POLOKWANE WO 10
PUNDA MARIA 19
ROODEWAL BOS ARS 91
THOHOYANDOU WO 16
TZANEEN-WESTFALIA ESTATE61
VENETIA MINE 11

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http://www.weatherphotos.co.za/guestbook1.html


2107. Keith Barlow - 2012-01-19 11:52:27
Both systems (Mozambique Channel storm 8 and Indian Ocean storm 7) now upgraded to tropical storms by CIMSS. The one in the Channel is expected to move fairly slowly towards Mozambique by initial estimates and needs to be monitored.

Image of system .

http://weatherphotos.co.za/photos/saeast_rain.jpg
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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby WELSH_ASH » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:59 am

The report of another cyclone developing off Moz is also reported here:


http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/tropical-cyclone-threat-to-sou-1/60405

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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby ndloti » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:16 pm

Tropical storm tracking : "black indicates high probability of rainfall" .

08h00 vs 11hoo

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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby ndloti » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:00 am

Tropical storm upgraded to a cyclone named Funso - no surety of its direction of travel yet .

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Image as at 07h00

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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby ndloti » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:07 pm

http://www.weatherphotos.co.za/guestbook1.html

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satellite image 11h00 20 Jan

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satellite image 07h00 21 Jan

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Expected path of Funso

ROPICAL CYCLONE FUNSO; CITIES AND TOWNS WHICH MIGHT BE INFLUENCED IN MOZAMBIQUE at 08;59 on 21-01-2012;

Pebane (17.2 S, 38.2 E)
probability for TS is 100% currently
Quelimane (17.9 S, 36.9 E)
probability for TS is 100% currently
Chinde (18.8 S, 36.3 E)
probability for TS is 90% within 12 hours
Moma (17.0 S, 39.0 E)
probability for TS is 80% currently
Nova Mambone (21.0 S, 35.0 E)
probability for CAT 1 or above is 10% in about 120 hours
probability for TS is 10% in about 24 hours
Inhassore (21.5 S, 35.1 E)
probability for CAT 1 or above is 10% in about 120 hours
probability for TS is 10% in about 24 hours
Vilanculos (22.0 S, 35.3 E)
probability for CAT 1 or above is 10% in about 96 hours
probability for TS is 15% in about 72 hours
Cheline (22.5 S, 35.0 E)
probability for CAT 1 or above is 10% in about 120 hours
probability for TS is 15% in about 72 hours
Massinga (23.3 S, 35.4 E)
probability for CAT 1 or above is 10% in about 120 hours
probability for TS is 25% in about 96 hours
Inhambane (23.9 S, 35.4 E)
probability for CAT 1 or above is 10% in about 120 hours
probability for TS is 20% in about 96 hours

Green Alert City(s) and Town(s)
Machece (19.2 S, 35.6 E)
probability for TS is 45% within 12 hours
Source; TSR.
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