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 Post subject: Re: Rainy season in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:04 am 
For those who are interested…here are two websites that can be used to keep track of cyclones in this area….currently it looks quite calm. 8)

Severe Weather Information Centre
Meteo France…follow the link “Saison Cyclonique en cours”


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 Post subject: Re: Rainy season in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:43 pm 
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Hi Wacktazz,

thanks for the info!! I heard there is a bridge that have washed away between Skukuza and Lower Sabie. :pray:

Martie (Guide at Lower Sabie) send these to me this morning. This is the bridge over the Sabie River in front of camp! :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Rainy season in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:12 am 
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Photos from Wacktazz:

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Hi Wacktazz!

Thanks for the pics!! I appreciate it! :clap: :clap: All I can say is: scary :big_eyes: ! Where did you take the pics? Oh yes... where is the leopard pic? :wink:

How does the river look this morning? :whistle:

I can recommend a few people for your river rafting trip!! Sorry! I would not make the trip myself...:D

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 Post subject: Re: Rainy season in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:39 am 
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The top picture is the bridge outside skz on the way to Satara.
If you look closely just above the water level on the other side of the road, there where it seems as if its a dirt road (on your screen about 4mm big), thats where the water had rssen to during the night. Now look towards the right on the edge of the road. (A black spot)
That is the flood level marker for 2000. Scary? :hmz: :hmz:

Number two is in front of Nkuhlu this morning. See the reeds in the middle of the river? Yesterday- aikona reeds. They were submerged. Couldn't get a decent one yesterday as it rained too much.

Number three is from the floods in 2000. Not sure where though.

Heard a report from the traffic guys (yes we have more than one in The Park, you just dont always see them) that the dam 10km from Phabeni submerged a part of the tar road with about 25 metres, exactly where you drive in towards the dam

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 Post subject: Re: Rainy season in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:51 am 
A tropical storm entered the Mozambican channel and they believe it might go inland, affecting Mpumalanga and Limpopo…..

Tropical storm could hit SA

You can track Tropical Storm Izilda by using the following two sites…

Meteo France
Tropical Storm Risk

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 Post subject: Re: Rain
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Look at SATARA :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Rain
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According to SA Weather - rainfall in mm up to 7am today

Kruger International Airport - 39 mm (a few km west of KNP , close to White River)
Skukuza - 16mm
Hoedspruit - 6mm (40 km west of Orpen)
Phalaborwa - 6 mm
Shangoni - 11 mm (eastern border of KNP - Shingwedzi area)
Punda Maria - 3mm

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 Post subject: Re: Rain
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Found this weather site that we find quite good
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 Post subject: Re: Rain
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Some interting weather related info

On 9/11/09, Punda Maria recorded the highest max temp in SA - 39.6 degrees C.

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 Post subject: Re: Rain
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This is what the entire area around Mopani looks like...green!!

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 Post subject: Re: Good Rain in the North of Kruger
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Here are the pics of Sable Dam. The first one on Friday afternoon and the second on Saturday afternoon. If I did not see it myself I would not believe it!

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 Post subject: Re: Rain
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The rains have a true blessing, I must say lots of water in the veld but not a lot of animals.

This is the Crocodile River, I took this when we went in at Malelane Gate

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 Post subject: Re: Rain
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Rainfall for 10-day period ending at 08:00 on Saturday, 21 November 2009
(Preliminary Data)

The report was created on Monday, 23 November 2009 at 11:13

This information is provided by the South African Weather Service.

MPUMALANGA Rainfall in mm

Bethal 117
Ermelo Weather Office 79
Graskop Aws 180
Kruger Mpumalanga Int. Air. 137
Machadodorp Aws 76
Secunda 110
Skukuza 107
Witbank 95

LIMPOPO PROVINCE Rainfall in mm
Alldays Haly Ars 52
Bandelierkop 121
Gravelotte 56
Gravelotte Ars 136
Haenertsburg Ars 112
Hans Merensky N.S 103
Hoedspruit 101
Lephalale 44
Levubu 162
Marken 23
Mokopane 50
Phalaborwa Airport Aws 109
Polokwane Weather Office 59
Pontdrift 92
Punda Maria 163
Roodewal Bos Ars 65
Thohoyandou Weather Office 85
Tom Burke S.A.P.S. Ars 45
Tzaneen-Westfalia Estate 156
Villa Nora-Pol 17
Warmbad Towoomba 62
Waterpoort N.S 103

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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Some before and after pics:

Pafuri road on Thursday (19 Nov) before the rains fell:
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Mahonie Loop Sunday 15 Nov:
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Northern Plains Adventure Trail Wednesday 18 Nov:
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Friday 20 November, Pafuri road:
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A turn off the Pafuri road to view the river - totally flooded:
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Mahonie loop - Friday. This 'dam' was bone dry on Thurday morning.
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Klopperfontein over flows:
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The mopani veld closer to Punda on the main road between Punda and Pafuri:
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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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Tony park reported Shingwedzi campsite was awash with rain yesterday .
From SA weather services website
Rainfall measured in the 24 hrs up till 8 a.m today .

MPUMALANGA 24-hour Rainfall
Graskop Aws 39
Kruger Mpumalanga Int. Air. 28
Skukuza 15

LIMPOPO PROVINCE 24-hour Rainfall
Bandelierkop 2
Gravelotte 32
Gravelotte Ars 31
Haenertsburg Ars 10
Hans Merensky N.S 16
Hoedspruit 26
Levubu 43
Louis Trichardt 109
Mara 11
Mokopane 4
Phalaborwa Airport Aws 24
Polokwane Weather Office 3
Roodewal Bos Ars 56
Soekmekaar - Pol 35
Thohoyandou Weather Office 57
Tzaneen-Westfalia Estate 21
Warmbad Towoomba 7
Waterpoort 17
Woodbush 9

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