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 Post subject: What is considered cold weather in the Parks?
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:12 am 
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In South Africa we are blessed with sunshine, plenty of it. I sometimes wonder how do we perceive cold weather in South Africa compared to forum members in for example the northern hemisphere? Or is it a matter that a person climatises to where a person live? In SA some of us consider 20 degrees Celsius as cold but I guess for people living in very cold parts of the world it is not considered cold weather.

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Hi GM :)

Well sometimes the weather here in ermelo stays a constant 20 degrees in summer and we believe it to be warm lol this year we were running in the 30 degrees and we were dying of the heat lol one would swear we were in Kgalagadi lol :D :D :D

I would also love to know what an international thinks of our winters its probably their summers from my take on how cold its been their this winter :)

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These are our temps etc for the next 3days ....and not considered to cold So your 20 degrees would be welcome.

Thursday
White Cloud 11°C/ 7°C 8mph South Westerly
Friday
Heavy Rain Showers 10°C/ 5°C 21mph West South Westerly
Saturday
Heavy Rain 10°C /9°C

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Have a look Kruger in Winter

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In SA we have no clue.....

When it is in excess of 30 it is 'boiling' to ppl who should stick their hand in a bubbling kettle to find out what 'boiling' really is, and when it is lower than about 12 it is 'freezing'.....

I have told you a million times not to exagerate. :naughty: :roll:

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20 degrees is considered hot weather
10 degrees is cold

Let me put it this way
In august you will only find europeans in the pools :wink:

Been near Graskop 7 years ago in August
We found it strange that most Saffies were wearing beanies
We were in T-shirt and shorts :thumbs_up:

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We were in Golden Gate National Park one year at the end of August and we were clothed for cold weather because to us it was cold :doh: – I think maximum of 16 degrees during the day in the sun :hmz: . In the shadows of the montains we were shivering :| . Some of other guests, from Europe, was sitting in the sun - I assume tanning :roll: because they have had far less clothes on than us :D.

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Let me put it this way
In august you will only find europeans in the pools :wink:


So true :thumbs_up:

Its not warm in SA unless its at least 25 degrees :shock:

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when its 15 degrees and the sun is out we are tanning :thumbs_up:

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Highs of up to 47 degrees have been recorded in January and as low as 7 also in January.
The average for January is 30 and July 23.

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When we lived in SA in the 70s .. Folks used to think we were mad as we used to
swim & sun bathe all year :lol: :lol: .. But to us it was okay.. :thumbs_up:
We had an all year tan :wink: .. Mind you I was a good bitty younger then :roll:


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These are our temps etc for the next 3days ....and not considered to cold So your 20 degrees would be welcome.

Thursday
White Cloud 11°C/ 7°C 8mph South Westerly
Friday
Heavy Rain Showers 10°C/ 5°C 21mph West South Westerly
Saturday
Heavy Rain 10°C /9°C


Rain in the UK??? How odd ... :tongue:

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I think someone mentioned somewhere else on the forum that they will experience 20 or so degrees this coming weekend in some parts of Europe. I hope those in the northern hemisphere who are looking forward to this kind of warmer weather will have a good time over the week-end as it is the time for spring in those parts of the world. I saw on the weather that we can expect the following temperatures in some of the Parks for the week-end:

Southern Kruger - 27
Golden Gate – 22
Kgalagadi - 33
Addo - 23

Nice and warm across South Africa 8) :wink:

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Chrismas day 2012, 2011, 2010 every year above 40 degrees and in the pool.
And we (hubby and kids) wear jackets in winter when it goes below 15 degrees because then it's cold :w:

My husband wears a jersey if the temp goes below 25 so I don't count him as an indication. Myself well I have a build in jersey called body fat maybe thats why I don't get cold easily.

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 Post subject: Re: What is considered cold weather in the Parks?
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In Golden Gate Highlands the low temperature for the week-end,according to the weather forecast, would be around 4/5 degrees but in Kruger it looks like a warm week-end weather.

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