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 Post subject: Re: Whats the Weather like where you are -now?
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:15 am 
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I presume the current cold weather is due to a cold Antarctic front moving up the country.
If this is true,then how long do they last for,and how often do they occur?
I am bringing friends,for the first time,to KNP and have told them to pack Tee shirts and shorts!!


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-9 This morning... Image

These photos were taken yesterday morning in Delmas :shock:

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Wow carol g and JeanniR that's VERY cold! Thanks for posting those cold pictures JeanniR! :clap: :clap:

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Jeanni, that is serious cold. :big_eyes:

The last two days registered minus seven in the Cradle. This morning it is minus six. That is a slight improvement. 8)

There is a beautiful full moon outside. What is it about full moons that I want to sit down and howl?

I have to take my dogs for a quick walk before I leave for work. My one dog has refused to leave a safe warm house for the past couple of days.

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@ Afriphile, this one is a particularly strong cold front and whenever they leave snow on the Cape mountains we get very cold weather, especially minimums, on the Highveld. Even Skukuza was forecast to have -2C last night. Weaker cold fronts often do not affect Kruger.

In the daytime it will probably get quite warm, but it can be cold overnight, and you will need to dress very warmly if you decide to do any game drives on the Sanparks trucks, as they are open vehicles and there is a wind chill factor as well.

That said, what we think of as cold, you English folk probably feel is warm. :D


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Afriphile wrote:
I presume the current cold weather is due to a cold Antarctic front moving up the country.
If this is true,then how long do they last for,and how often do they occur?
I am bringing friends,for the first time,to KNP and have told them to pack Tee shirts and shorts!!


Afriphile, I have been caught off guard at Kruger. I always take a warm jacket, a couple of pairs of warm socks and a woolen hat, just in case. I once stayed at Tambotie in September and my car thermometer registered minus six in the morning.

As Sue said, it does become quite pleasant in the daytime, but cold fronts can continue until October.

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