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Sedi
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RAINY SEASON IN KTP

Unread post by Sedi » Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:43 pm

We have visited KTP a few times but always in the drier, cooler winter months. Are thinking of planning a visit to see the rain and need to find out what month/s have the highest rainfall in KTP.

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Re: RAINY SEASON IN KTP

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:18 pm

It being a desert area, you could go for a week in the height of the rainy season and not see a cloud!

Your best bet is from November to March.

Had a great thunderstorm in Nossob on 14 Dec, and have had great rain with muddy roads in Mar 2000.
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Re: RAINY SEASON IN KTP

Unread post by Sedi » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:24 am

Thanks BB - will plan for around November next year and hope we get lucky!

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Re: RAINY SEASON IN KTP

Unread post by Dogbert » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:09 pm

We went in January and experienced a couple of big storms - lots of wind and lots of rain. The road from Nossob to TR was like a river in parts. The nice thing was that it did not rain day after day - like in Etosha.

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Re: RAINY SEASON IN KTP

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:27 pm

Yeah, in December, we had a good thunderstorm for Sunday lunch in Nossob. That afternoon there was a lot of surface water and we drove through a few 'puddles' of 100 metres or more on the road. Not for clean freaks with spotless silver 4x4s that just pick up kids from school :
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Re: RAINY SEASON IN KTP

Unread post by Sedi » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:02 am

Thanks for the info guys. Have booked for 22 to 29 November and really hope we get lucky. 1 night TR, 2 nights Nossob, 2 nights Gharagab and 2 nights KK - counting the days..... We're two girls in a Pajero and would love to get some real mud on her!! Wish us luck.....

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Re: RAINY SEASON IN KTP

Unread post by Red Dune » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:04 pm

Good news !

The first rains of the season fell over Nossob on Saturday (10/1/09) night . . . 46mm (near 2 inches) in all !

You can already see that there is a slight colour change arround the water hole and in the background on the WebCam . . . notice where the level of the water was.

With some good follow-up showers to come . . . this could be very promising for visiting in the winter months !
Twee Rivieren : 2 nights for starters !
Nossob : 11 days from 1st March 2016 ( camping at last again !)
Mata Mata : then 5 nights at Mata Mata

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