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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:18 pm 
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Rain at Nossob tonight :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:43 am 
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The rain which Aristocat refers to in the webcam picture just missed Twee Rivieren, the rain started yesterday afternoon and seemed that it covered a huge part of the park.

As soon as I receive rainfall stats from the other camps I will keep you posted.

It seems that the rain is a bit on the late side, but we are still expecting good rains to follow in the next month or two.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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Mata-Mata Rainfall:

Mata Mata -18.5mm
Kamqua - 61mm
Driefendas - 15.6mm
Moravet - 0mm
Bitterpan - 19mm

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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I can vouch for the 61mm at Kamqua cause we were there when most of it fell :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:06 pm 
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That is great! Was in KTP years ago, when it was Kalahari Gemsbok Park still, when it rained quite heavily and the Nossob flowed nearly up to TR. It was amazing how many tortoises appeared out of the veld to drink water from the puddles of water in the road. We ended up being too late to get back to Nossob in time. Fortunately the mail was left at TR and we were allowed to return to Nossob provided we take the mail with us. What a no brainer...we slept over at TR. Hahahaha....what a pleasure driving in the park at such a time with nobody else on the road. Took us extra long to get to Nossob! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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Morning All,

Rainfall stats for Nossob:

October:
Nossob 7.5
Dikbaardskolk 6
Polentswa 2
Unions End 24

November:
Nossob 7.5
Unions End 1

December:
Nossob 37.5
Dikbaardskolk 47.5
Polentswa 61
Grootkolk 56
Unions End 35.5

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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Good morning from a rather cold Kgalagadi.

Last night we have seen some amazing thunderstorms all around the park with some heavy rains (unfortunately none at Twee Rivieren camp).

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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Morning
I'm glad to hear the temp. has dropped a bit...
have a great day everybody :dance:
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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Afternoon

Would it be possible to get some rainfall stats for January? :pray:

Thanks :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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From the webcam it appears TR has had good rains ?

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: ......it's the Nossob rain dance :lol: Been watching that webcam waterhole look drier and drier until today :dance: :dance: What a beautiful sight!


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 Post subject: Rain in Kgalagadi
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Hi everyone,

I am of to my favourite park in 3 weeks time. I will be spending some time in the Nossob and Aoub river areas. I can recall that so far the rainfall has not been to good, especially so in the Mata Mata area. How dry is it really?

I normally go in April but decided this year to do the green Kalahari thing....

Comments will be appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kgalagadi
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We were there Dec 21st - mid Jan. our first trip, so no yardstick for comparisons. We noticed though that the Nossob side had had way better rains than Mata Mata. The auob had sporadic thunderstorms with patchy rain - more noise than action. The veld flowers were looking stunning at Grootkolk, Gharagab and the attendant at Grootkolk mentioned that sightings at the camp waterhole would not be good whilst the large puddles persisted as the animals prefer the rainwater to the pumped water.
Not too sure whether good rains have been received on the Mata Mata side since our visit - perhaps some of the more recent visitors to the park can confirm.


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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kgalagadi
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@ Tobieo
We returned from the park on Friday and its is the DRIEST we have seen it in the 15 years we have been going there. The past 3 visits have all been Feb/March. This year was the HOTTEST as well. To be honest, when I saw how dry it was up at Dalkeith it left me with a horrible desperate feeling :(
Hope they do receive some rain soon, Nossob had 19mm (probably within 1 hour) while we were there and we believe that Kamqua received a bit too.
Sorry can't be the bearer of better news!

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 Post subject: Re: Rain in Kgalagadi
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Thank you Dreamer, not good news!! How was the sightings?

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