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January Rainfall

Unread postby johanrebel » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:44 pm

MPUMALANGA

BELFAST 173
BETHAL 88
CAROLINA 12
ERMELO WO 110
KRUGER MPUMALANGA INT. AIR. 265
MACHADODORP AWS 133
NELSPRUIT 215
SKUKUZA 36

WITBANK 92

LIMPOPO

ALLDAYS HALY ARS 46
HAENERTSBURG ARS 224
HANS MERENSKY N.S 103
HOEDSPRUIT 440
LEPHALALE 66
LEVUBU 187
MARA 111
MARKEN 86
MOKOPANE 41
PHALABORWA AIRPORT AWS 159
POLOKWANE WO 68
PUNDA MARIA 35
THABAZIMBI 37
THOHOYANDOU WO 128
TOM BURKE S.A.P.S. ARS 210
TZANEEN-WESTFALIA ESTATE 61
VENETIA MINE 42
VILLA NORA-POL 40
WARMBAD TOWOOMBA 81
WATERPOORT 37

Interesting to note the great variation in rainfall. Southern Kruger flooded, yet Skukuza only received 36 mm, which is two-thirds less than normal. Punda Maria had to settle for 35 mm, Pafuri Camp got 75, and EcoTraining just up the road from there 242 mm.

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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby ndloti » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:01 pm

Some rainfall in 24 hr period ending 8 a.m 19 Feb.

ACORNHOEK POLICE ARS 40
BARBERTON PRISON ARS 03
KRUGER MPUMALANGA INT. AIR. 45
NELSPRUIT 80
SKUKUZA 26
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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby ndloti » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:16 pm

81 mm measured at Skukuza in 24 hr period ending 8 am today.

25mm at a place near Orpen .

Shingwedzi - nil .
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Re: Weather in KNP in November

Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:37 am

Hi wilddog

We have been in Kruger 3 out of the last four Novembers. All camping.

One year, a week camping in a small tent, and the weather was lovely, it only rained during the night once. Middle of Nov. The park was very green, as it had had rain earlier in Nov already.

Next year, the rains were late ... the park was still dry. Then we had a really odd weather pattern, a once in many years type of thing and rain non stop for four days.

Last year, we spent the entire month of Nov in the park. It can get very hot as Radman said. The rains came later in the month, so it was still 'dry' when we got there early in the month.

My point: it is difficult to predict the weather/rain for that time of the year.

I would go - it will be a bit hot, especially coming from Europe. But it is a WONDERFUL time to visit the park. The park comes alive after the winter, the impala drop their lambs from about mid Nov on, and the birds return.
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Re: Weather in KNP in November

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:22 pm

Wilddog, I would hate you to have a bad trip, with loads of wet weather. prediction for Nov 2012 No idea if that website is worth much, or if anyone can predict weather that far in advance.
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Re: Weather in KNP in November

Unread postby Guzz » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:17 am

Wilddog,

Generally the November rains in South Africa are late afternoon thundershowers. Might last for about 1 hour. I wouldn't cancel my trip, as October and November are very similar, regarding rainfall patterns...

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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:14 pm

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/a ... cpcp11.gif

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http://metzone.weathersa.co.za/images/P ... th_rai.pdf

October Rainfall .
MPUMALANGA
ERMELO WO
91
GRASKOP AWS
147
KRUGER MPUMALANGA INT. AIR.
171
SKUKUZA
88
LIMPOPO PROVINCE
ALLDAYS HALY ARS
49
GRAVELOTTE
07
GRAVELOTTE ARS
07
HAENERTSBURG ARS
100
HANS MERENSKY N.S
59
HOEDSPRUIT
52
LEPHALALE
94
LOUIS TRICHARDT
83
MARA
72
MARKEN
53
MOKOPANE
60
PHALABORWA AIRPORT AWS
65
POLOKWANE WO
86
PONTDRIFT
27
PUNDA MARIA
35
SOEKMEKAAR - POL
69
STEENBOKFONTEIN ARS
92
THABAZIMBI
24
THOHOYANDOU WO
85
TOM BURKE S.A.P.S. ARS
75
TZANEEN-WESTFALIA ESTATE
99
VENETIA MINE
19
VILLA NORA-POL
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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:09 pm

Kicker Cat wrote:We had reasonable rains over this last weekend but to be honest looking at the dams not enough - there has been a lot of evaporation in the last ten days.Temperature on Saturday 42 degrees before the rain.Had very light rain overnight and today is overcast - and with a little luck some more rain today.


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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby Kicker Cat » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:18 pm

This was from Hazyview as far a Skukuza - it does appears that Skukuza didn't get a much rain as we did

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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby johanrebel » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:37 pm

Kobus Botha's www.weatherphotos.co.za is by far the best out there. It basically says it all in pictures, and is a one-stop-shop for just about every radar and satellite image out there. Excellent!

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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby Grantmissy » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:54 am

I see that the temperature in Kruger ranges between 27 and 31 degrees today which I think is not too hot for this time of the year. I hope the rainy season will be good.
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Temperature

Unread postby JMJ » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:46 pm

Hi guys,

What is the temperature at 5/6 am these days when starting morning games ?
-in Celsius :-)

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Re: Temperature

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:47 pm

It will be cold.

The wind chill factor will cool you down considerably, especially if you are driving on an open game viewing vehicle.
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Re: Temperature

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:54 pm

As Imberbe says, it will be cold and of course how cold really depends on whether a cold front has moved over the area not as that can make quite a difference.
My map book says the winter temps range from an average daily minimum of 9.1C and maximum of 25.8C with an av. seasonal temp of 22.5C

There is quite and interesting Topic on Weather in KNP
might give you some ideas of average temps etc for this time of year.
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Re: Temperature

Unread postby zivvy&muffin » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:28 am

The temp at 05:45 at Biyamiti the last 4 days of July this year was: 9.0, 8.4, 15.0 and 12.6. All celcius.

In other words, it varies but can be quite cool. The drives will feel cooler especially when in cool riverine spots and/or driving along. However, temps climb quickly so 28.3 at 09:30 per my notes for 30th.


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