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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:28 pm 
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Some nice steady rain in White River but nothing threatening, but VERY cold!

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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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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Hoping the northern parts will get their share too.


Be careful for what you wish for. :shock:
Last year we all said the same................and then the floods came, and devastated the north!!!! :cry: :cry:

Everything in moderation. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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: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
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:08 pm 
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Hi All,

This time last year the northern areas were like a desert and then look what happened. Just changed my booking to include 2 nights stay at Shingwedzi in early Dec., so a little rain is good but hoping for not too much.

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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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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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Wildkyker wrote:
Thanx for everyones reply with the good news of rain.

Stephens hoeveel mm het julle gekry?

Its wonderfull to see nature unfolds with the sweet rain falling.
I have also included two night at Shingwedzi and Punda Maria and hope that the rain wil continue falling softly so that the water table will fill up.

PS: Stephens any news on fixing the Kanniedood dam?


Hi, Wildkyker

We have received about 30 mm of rain. We have not yet started with the reconstruction of the Kanniedood dam but we will eventually fix the dam.

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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Soooooo nice to hear that there has been some rain in Kruger , when we were there in early October it was so dry, it upsets me when I see the animals searching for food and eating the little bit of green grass on the edges of the road

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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Any news of a little rain in the park anyone? :pray: :pray: :pray:


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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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We were in the south over the weekend and there was a fair bit of rain around. quite localised in places, but generally nice and soft. enough to make puddles in the veld.

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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Here in the south there are green 'lawns' everywhere as the grass is growing fast. There are also water pans in many places so you are going to have to work harder for sightings as the animals will be more dispersed!

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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Very glad that KNP has been having rain. I was there 7-15 October, Punda Maria to Crocodile Bridge. It was very dry and over-grazed in many places, so the rain is very welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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After a very hot day, touching 40C, in Letaba there has been some relief today with some rain. A spectacular rainstorm over the north followed as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kruger
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Yes plenty of overnight rain has given the ground a lovely soft green glow.

Still waiting to see our first impy baby though :roll: :roll:

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