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 Post subject: Re: Temperatures in Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:40 pm 
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Denise,

The weather is very pleasant at that time of the year and maybe even the best time to visit. We camped at Mata-Mata last year beginning June and had great weather. Warm enough during the day for a swim, but not to as hot like Jan. The evenings was not at all cold, but things can change quickly. A week later in Etosha we experience sub zero temp and then mild evenings a week there after. It all depends if there is a cold front coming in.

In July you can defnitely expect subzero temp and LP gas well even freeze at night, but it also differ from camp. Most of my visits were in July when we knocked off some ice from the tent at TR. At Nossob again the weather was cold, but not below zero.

Come prepared with good sleeping bags and jackets just in case there is a sudden cold front coming in.

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 Post subject: Re: Temperatures in Kgalagadi
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Denise be prepared for the cold also.

We stayed in a bungalow in Nossob the first week in June 2008 and the one morning it was -3. Inside the bungalow it was very nice but outside a nice bite in the air.

Last year we left Twee Rivieren the 30th of May and at 07:00 it was -4.

At least it is not the -10 or even lower of July.


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 Post subject: Re: Temperatures in Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:18 am 
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You have been given excellent advice here , Denise.
Basically the KTP can be very unpredictable...we have been in the beginning of May and it was so cold in the morning that our friend wrapped himself up in his duvet on our morning drive. The days were very pleasant though but as soon as the sun set we all went rushing for our warm jackets. Good idea to be prepared for all weather.

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 Post subject: Re: Temperatures in Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:55 pm 
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Hi Saskia,

We stayed in Twee riveren on 5 - 8 June 2010 and never had cold mornings compared to July 2007 when we found ice on the inside of the tent. It just come to show how much the weather can change within a few days time. For interest sake I added some temperature stats for TR. The coldest in May was -1.5 (when Saskia visit. ) and in June -4.3 deg C. The July record was -30 deg C which I am not sure it it can be correct. Can any one maybe confirm about this extremely cold night.

As I've said in my previous post that we found that the LP gas was frozen in the morning. At that temp you might find that ethanol drinks like witblitz or OBS will be frozen as well. So nothing to warm up, not even coffee because without LP gas you will not be able to boil water.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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KG . how much rain has their been since your last update ?

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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Im just awaiting stats from the section rangers then I will post. Mata Mata had 45mm last week in one day and more rain since.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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Location: Twee Rivieren, KTP
Rainfall: Nossob and surroundings

Nossob 41mm
Dikbaardskolk 31mm
Grootbrak / Polentswa 75.5mm
Sewe Panne
Bayip
O’Kuip
Unie End 62mm
Grootkolk 47mm


Temperatures:
Nossob:
Mean minimum: 19.15°C
Mean maximum: 33.66°C
Absolute minimum: 16.5°C
Absolute maximum: 39.5°C

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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Thank you KG , is this for last month / week ?

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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Sorry, yes it was for last month

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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Herewith the rainfall for the Twee Rivieren area.


NAME OF RAIN GAUGE DATE MEASURED QUANTITY IN mm.
TWEE RIVIEREN 03/03/2011 4.5
04/03/2011 20.0
13/03/2011 0.9
16/03/2011 0.8
17/03/2011 0.3
18/03/2011 6.0
22/03/2011 3.9
TOTAL 36.4

KIJ KIJ 17/03/2011 21.9
22/03/2011 17.8
TOTAL 39.7

KRANSBRAK 03/03/2011 5.1
25/03/2011 43.0
TOTAL 48.1

AUCHTERLONIE 10/03/2011 24.2
17/03/2011 8.1
18/03/2011 13.1
TOTAL 45.4

KLEIN SKRIJ 09/03/2011 60.0
24/03/2011 60.2
TOTAL 120.2

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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How are things looking at the moment Jannie ?


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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Bucky Be positive...it WILL NOT rain on Saturday night!!

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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Hi guys. So I take it you are talking about this Saturday? The Captured Experience Banquet in the bush? We are also going to be there, driving through from Pretoria tomorrow (Friday).

How is the rain situation looking? I see the Nossob webcam has gotten very wet 2 days ago.

Looks like my first visit to the KTP is likely to be wet! Now that's not quite what I was expecting from a semi desert! Haha! Will make the best of it no matter the weather though!

A concern though is how bad could the main roads get? I'm going to be driving a sedan...


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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Hi there,

Reagrding the weather...it all depends on who you ask,

It has rained two days ago, and according to certain weather sites they predict more rain. We do have a Plan B in place for if it rains. You guys don’t have to worry about driving to the 'site' as I’m minister of transport and it has been arranged. All guests for the weekend will leave their vehicles in Twee Rivieren and will be transported by vehicles to the 'site' and back.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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Can be negotiated

This is the weather forecast I CHOSE to believe!!

Thursday, 07 Apr

12°C/31°C
Partly cloudy with 0% chances of rain

Partly cloudy with 0% chances of rain; wind 19km/h; SE
Friday, 08 Apr

15°C/32°C
Partly cloudy with 0% chances of rain

Partly cloudy with 0% chances of rain; wind 19km/h; NE

Saturday, 09 Apr
17°C/32°C
Clear skies with 0% chances of rain; wind 9km/h; NW



Sunday, 10 Apr

17°C/32°C
Sunny with 0% chances of rain

Sunny with 0% chances of rain; wind 9km/h; NW
Monday, 11 Apr

17°C/33°C
Partly cloudy with 0% chances of rain

Partly cloudy with 0% chances of rain; wind 9km/h; NW
Tuesday, 12 Apr

15°C/27°C
Partly cloudy with 0% chances of rain

Partly cloudy with 0% chances of rain; wind 19km/h; W
Wednesday, 13 Apr

16°C/27°C
Partly cloudy with 30% chances of rain

Partly cloudy with 30% chances of rain; wind 9km/h; NW

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