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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:31 pm 
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Weather SA reports 118 mm at Punda Maria in the 10 days ending at 8 am today .

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:47 am 
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Elsa wrote:
Binkieloo, wonderful sight of the Limpopo river so full, we were there at the end of Feb and it was looking good then but looks even fuller now judging from your pic. :D
I would also like to know if the Letaba has much water in it now as it was really low in Feb.


We were in Kruger Feb 2009 and had the awesome privilege of seeing the Shingwedzi, Letaba, Olifants & Sabie all coming down in "flood".

The most impressive was the Olifants ......... what a sight it was watching the Olifants from the Olifants Camp :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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True. The Letaba is not in flood, but from time to time there is a lot of water running through it.
This picture was taken from the high waterbridge at Letaba this week and that is not that far from Letaba camp.

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I have no idea where all that water goes too, but when you are at Letaba the flow of the water is just a little bit more than the usual stream. :huh:


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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:48 am 
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December Rainfall in mm :
(Long term average for December in brackets)
Station
Pafuri (79) 93.5
Vlakteplaas (78) 170.7
Shingwedzi (91) 99,2
Shangoni (94) 210
Woodlands (88) 137
Mooiplaas (77) 190
Mahlangeni (86) 169
Letaba (87) 115
Phalaborwa (87) 205
Olifants (90) 153
Houtboschrand (76) 129
Satara (94) 158
Nwanetsi (98) 112
Kingfisherspruit (98) 234
Tshokwane (102) 117
Skukuza (85) 88
Lower Sabie (95) 110
Pretoriuskop (119) 193
Stolznek (115) 74
Crocodile Bridge (91) 116
Malelane (94) 74

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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Looks as if a rainstorm can be expected at Satara too, Wildflowergirl 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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No rainfall yet in far northern KNP , though it is cold and overcast .

Rainfall in 24 hr period up till 8 a.m . as per SAWS :
MPUMALANGA
GRASKOP AWS
04
KRUGER MPUMALANGA INT. AIR.
06
NELSPRUIT
04
SKUKUZA
08
LIMPOPO PROVINCE
GIYANI
03
HOEDSPRUIT
03
PHALABORWA AIRPORT AWS
01
THOHOYANDOU WO
03

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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Rainfall in lowveld area for 24 hour period ending 8 am today as per SAWS .

MPUMALANGA
BELFAST
17
ERMELO WO
23
GRASKOP AWS
16
KRUGER MPUMALANGA INT. AIR.
38
LYDENBURG
12
MACHADODORP AWS
10
MBUZINI MONUMENT ARS
69
NELSPRUIT
25
OUDESTAD
02
SKUKUZA
28
WITBANK
17
LIMPOPO PROVINCE
GIYANI
08
HOEDSPRUIT
08
PHALABORWA AIRPORT AWS
05
THOHOYANDOU WO
09

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

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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Rainfall for 24 hr period ending 8 a.m. today (as per SAWS)

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

MPUMALANGA
GRASKOP AWS
48
KRUGER MPUMALANGA INT. AIR.
42
LYDENBURG
42
MBUZINI MONUMENT ARS
70
OUDESTAD
89
SKUKUZA
18
LIMPOPO PROVINCE
ALLDAYS HALY ARS
13
GIYANI
03
HOEDSPRUIT
03
LEPHALALE
04
MARA
22
MARKEN
67
MOKOPANE
36
PHALABORWA AIRPORT AWS
01
POLOKWANE WO
08
THOHOYANDOU WO
23
TZANEEN-WESTFALIA ESTATE
73
VENETIA MINE
09

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 Post subject: After the first rains
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For those who are interested... I visited the park 3 weeks ago, and it was extremely dry- then we had good rains early in September (about 120mm in Hazyview).. last Saturday I saw new green shoots coming through- and then this afternoon (raining again) I couldn't believe the transformation- especially where the bush had been burnt.. it is beautiful. I was around Pretoriouskop/Phabeni/Skukuza. Nothing more beautiful than the new green growth! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger floods of December 2012
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Dear All,

I have a great interest in this topic and suggest that we should be factual, as far as possible.
To refer to the good rains the south of the Park has received of late as "floods", would in my view be an exaggeration.
The south of the Park has had good rains with heavy falls in areas, resulting in amongst others the causeway overflowing on the road from Skukuza to Tshokwane.
The north has had less rain although there have been good falls of late.
No floods at this stage.

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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Noticed today that the Crocodile River has risen. The islands below the Malelane bridge have almost disappeared, showing that there has been a lot of rain up-country too. No danger to the bridges here or at Croc Bridge though.....

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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It looks like it will be raining the whole week in most areas of the park. At Satara it has been raining since the early hours and it is still pouring.

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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We arrived on the 11 Oct to scorching weather and an exceptionally dry southern park on Friday and Saturday. 39 and 44 deg respectively.
It cooled down later in the week and on Friday night the 18th Oct the first rain fell the whole night, but it was light. The weekend had rain on and off and heavier rain on Monday, and by the time we left at noon on Monday 21st it was like someone had waved a magic wand over the southern part of the park.
The park is now looking good, and hopefully the waterholes will start to be replenished.

Hoping the northern parts will get their share too.


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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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Wildkyker wrote:
:clap: :clap: Wonderfull news Stephens. Good news for the Southern and Central part of Kruger. How about the Northern parts? Shingwedzi area. Has anybody got news?
The weather forecast said that the whole North-Eastern Part of South Africa has 80% chance of rain today. I hope those dry parts get some needed rain. :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:


Hi, Wildkyker

It has been dry at Shingwedzi until yesterday when we received showers.

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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The rain seems to come very early this year. The last years I always entered the park at the beginning of November for a few weeks and it always was dry when I arrived and then I witnessed the first rains. Each year it was amazing to see the changes within a few hours after the first rains. It seems that this year I could miss this and I'm not sure if this is a good sign :hmz:
I also wonder how long it will take this year until the first Impala babys are reported :dance:

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