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Re: Hail storm in KTP

Unread postby barryels » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:10 am

Amazing photos :clap: :clap: . Wonder if it will happen ever again :hmz:

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Re: Hail storm in KTP

Unread postby Morkel777 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:35 pm

Wow! What an awesome sight...can imagine the lions thinking "What the???!!" :mrgreen: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Ecospook » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:17 pm

Best time for visiting Kgalagadi, weather wise? We camp with a Eco 4 x4 trailer with a roof tent. We are thinking perhaps May?

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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby pajero4us » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:56 pm

if you have a look at the nossob webcam, it RAINED :D :D :D
KG please let us now how far spread the rain was and how much.
On our way in two days time :lol:

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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:31 am

Morning all,

Well regarding the rain......for some reason the rain misses Twee Rivieren camp every time. Last night it was raining all around Twee Rivieren (a good soft rain), Nossob is receiving some good rain and so is the area up to Mata Mata.

I have spoken to some of the local farmers which told me that the way the weather is playing out we can make ourselves ready for good rain this year. So let’s hold thumbs and see.

I will ask the respective section rangers to send the rainfall stats of their areas ASAP.

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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby kyknetta » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:40 am

8)
I hope the farmers got it right!!! (they are the experts!)
Soooo glad the rainy season is open!
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:47 am

Morning all,

Last night we received our first thunderstorm with heavy rains, it started at about 18h00 and ended in the early hours of the morning. I will try and get the amount of rain which fell in the park and let you know. The soil is very wet and it was hopefully one of many thunderstorms o come :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:47 am

:dance: So glad the rains have come, thanks KG for the report.
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby ndloti » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:54 pm

According to Sa Weather Service 17 mm was measured at Twee Rivieren in 24 hr period ending 8 a.m. today .
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:46 am

Morning all,

Twee Rivieren measured 20mm, there are a few rain meters in strategic places around TR in the park, I’m just awaiting the feedback from the respective section rangers to be able to give you those stats.

Thanks Ndloti for the feedback.
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Aristocat » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:37 pm

Any more rain fallen in park??? :hmz: :hmz:

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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:38 am

A few storms deep within the park (North), but TR still waiting for more rain
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Aristocat » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:37 pm

Thanks KG :thumbs_up: Hoping you get some soon!I see there are some showers forecast for the next 3 days :D :D

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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Rookie » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:58 am

Thunder most of Saturday afternoon and threatening rain, went out into the Auob at about 16:00 and the sight that greated us just over the last dune hill was....water in the river, lots of it, puddles in the road and water holes around waterholes!!
I believe that there was something similar on Sunday on the Nossob side, but unfortunately we were on our way home at that time.
I hope that Mata-Mata area got some good rain as we felt that it was very dry there.

Should be turning green as we write!
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Rookie » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:14 am

This is part of what greeted us.

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KNP - 17 - 20 Oct 2014 (P'kop/ Croc Bridge/ Lower Sabie)
KNP - 8-16 Nov 2014 (Tamboti/ Mopani/ Shipindani/ LS/ Skukuza/ P'kop)
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