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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:29 pm 
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Thanks for the update.

That is not good news! The weather forecast does not seem to be promising either!

Hopefully there will be a bit of rain before we get there at the end of April :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kgalagadi
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Morning all,

Well things are almost back to normal and I will then post again on the forum as usual. We havent had much rain and we all still hope for some rain before the winter is here.

Will keep you guys all posted.

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Hi Jannie,

Lets hope for some rain, is the veld very bare at the moment then throughout the park ?

Will be seing you guys there from Thursday :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kgalagadi
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If scheduling a cricket tournament did not bring any rain then all hope is lost................ :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kgalagadi
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If scheduling a cricket tournament did not bring any rain then all hope is lost................ :tongue:


I sincerely hope you are wrong otherwise it is going to be a loooong winter

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Rain prediction for Monday and onwards in KTP. Here's hoping and praying.

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kgalagadi
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Morning all,

The veld is indeed very bare, last year this time the sour grass was standing knee high. We do hope that we get some rain soon. The seasons are changing and it can be seen in the morning and the temperatures are busy dropping early morning.

Have a great one

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kgalagadi
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The forecast is really starting to look promising :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ……………..

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kgalagadi
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Let us all prey to our God to let it please rain in our favorite park

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kgalagadi
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Morning All,

Twee Rivieren had about 3mm last night and over Botswana there were heavy thunderstorms.

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kgalagadi
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Great News! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kgalagadi
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Kgalagadi Guru wrote:
Morning All,

Twee Rivieren had about 3mm last night and over Botswana there were heavy thunderstorms.


Yippee, hope it is the start of a whole week of rain all over the park :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kgalagadi
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It is sad times indeed what the stay-away rain is concerned .

As Guru said, the temperatures are dropping quickly now in the morning, and with the 'climate' within the soil below being bone-dry at this stage . . . I am of opinion that the (wanted) positive effect of growth is going to be very limited . . . even should there be a sudden storm with 20-40 mm of rain to show.

Looking at yr.no nossob today, there is only a skimpy chance for any rain for the next 10 days . . by that time we'll be well into April already.

It sure looks as if we've come to the end of a cycle of the " seven prosperous years " as referred to in biblical times. We simply cannot deny the fact the that Kalahari has given us its utmost best every year since 2006 !

On the up-side of things we must realise that the animals do adapt very quickly and I cannot realy recall seeing a lot of bone-thin animals in the bad times <2005. For the us, the visitor, nothing much will change except that you are going have a far better 'animal-sighting ratio' . . . and maybe Kalahari will show itself it its true arid make-up of visible red dunes and plenty of animals in close proximity of the waterholes again.

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kgalagadi
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We will be in KTP over Easter. According to forecasts we are expecting much awaited rain.


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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kgalagadi
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Quite a different perspective Red Dune, thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:

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