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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:26 pm

KG , has there been much rain in the last 2 weeks ?
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:35 pm

There has been some widespread rains throughout the park and Twee Rivieren had some rain this morning, apparently they expect 80% rain for tomorrow and the rest of the week doesn’t look like we will get plenty of sunshine.
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby bucky » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:17 pm

It rained in the Matta Matta area on Friday night (15th) , there where some pools of water in the roads, and it seemed like the area around 14th/13th boreholes had received a lot.

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Unread postby GavinW » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:44 pm

Oh my word!!! Even longer grass awaits us ..
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Unread postby bucky » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:33 am

Hi Gavin, how goes . The grass isnt so long at tr, but is long at matta matta, although this did not seem to reduce the sightings, except just after the rain. The lions where roaming in the roads mostly, i dont think they like the grass lol.

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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby GavinW » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:26 pm

Hi Bucky
It's so nice to see you are back in the KTP. hope you enjoyed the dinner. i see a pic of you sitting behind Dreamer on the way there!!
Debs and I are well and counting the sleeps till 30 April

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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby ndloti » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:48 am

According to weather forecast on TV it seems the rain is continuing ?
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Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:16 am

Rain has been predicted until May. Winter has arrived in the Kgalagadi, yesterday night it was -1 degrees. The days are still warmish but the difference can be felt in the cool breeze.

Do pack in something warm when visiting

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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:46 pm

If it continues to rain the Kgalagadi will no longer be a desert, but a sub-tropical paradise - but cold at night!
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Crested Val » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:48 pm

I know none of us can predict the weather in this strange age we live in, but ordinarily when is the dry period in KTP?
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby ndloti » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:03 pm

I suspect the Kalahari summer rains normally decrease towards the end of March with little in April , but even in the Johannesburg area there seems to be later than normal rain ?
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:12 am

To predict the weather for the Kgalagadi is not that easy any more. Last night there was thunder and rain all around (heavy storms). It looked like Nossob and Mata-Mata did get some heavy rains. The dry seasons would be from September - February (Then the rain normally: whistle: should start).

It is nice cool this morning and busy heating up, except for the one day now below zero it seems like a very pleasant day.


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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Sun May 01, 2011 9:16 am

Kgalagadi has a summer rainfall season other than the cape which has winter rainfall.

Rain ' normally' starts en of January until end March begin April, but this year it started December and is still raining. Nossob had a good 22mm two nights ago.
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby ryl » Mon May 02, 2011 10:48 am

Our first visit to KTP starts on 9 May. How cold are the nights this time of the year? Must we take our warmest PJ's

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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Dreamer » Mon May 02, 2011 12:24 pm

Hi Ryl
WELCOME to the forum Hope you spend many good hours here
To answer your question , a definite YES. Take your warmest PJ's and also 'normal' ones.
Even if you only need your warmest on one or two nights you will be pleased to have them with you !We have experienced that temperatures can change drastically from day to day and camp to camp
Enjoy you stay.
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