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 Post subject: Re: Hail storm in KTP
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:10 am 
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Amazing photos :clap: :clap: . Wonder if it will happen ever again :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Hail storm in KTP
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Wow! What an awesome sight...can imagine the lions thinking "What the???!!" :mrgreen: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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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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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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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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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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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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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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I hope the farmers got it right!!! (they are the experts!)
Soooo glad the rainy season is open!
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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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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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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:dance: So glad the rains have come, thanks KG for the report.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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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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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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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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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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Any more rain fallen in park??? :hmz: :hmz:


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

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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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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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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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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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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This is part of what greeted us.

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