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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Weltenman » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:29 pm

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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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Stephens.L » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:32 am

We received some rainfall in the past couple of weeks and this is how Shingwedzi River looks like.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by RosemaryH » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:01 am

Morning Wildkyker :)
If you look at Orpen Cam the ground looks wet - so maybe some rain has fallen in that area?
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:27 am

Bert is currently is the park and he reported nice light rain in the Lower Sabie area all day on Monday I think it was.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Yoda » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:51 am

Seems to be raining in the Satara area again :thumbs_up:

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:51 pm

Sprinkles fell here at Croc Bridge during the night, and now it is trying to rain. There is evidence of rain last week close to the camp, with grass greening, but further away, it is very dry. Sunset dam is the lowest I have ever seen it. And to think that a few months ago when we were last here (March) the park was flooding!
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by bert » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:18 pm

just returned. was in the Pretoriuskop/Satara area
Had some nice rains at Satara and while driving to Pretoriuskop saw numerous streams flowing and pools filled with water in the veld.
Also had some rain at Pretoriuskop and the veld was green already with pools filled with water .
But struck me that the middle/south was more dry/brown then the same time last year.
Still need to rain more.

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by bushguy » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:08 pm

Just got back yesterday from a week - Croc B, Skuk, Balule, skuk. Although it looked like raining regularly, there was only a small amount of rain on tues morning (skuk). Some of the burned areas are looking greenish, but around Satara there are areas that have more recently burned that are still black and ashy! interesting that lots of the little streams between Sat and Balule have water in, but the veld doesn't show it.

Lot's of action on the H10 and around Satara.

There is a huge debate among the parks people as to whether this will be a drought year or not - everybody is reading the "signs" eg elephants breaking into smaller family units ! all I know is there are lots of them so it seems like one big herd !

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:58 am

Been in Shingwedzi for a week now ... about 2.5 drops of rain have fallen despite most days being cloudy. There is a good amount of surface water about still, more in the river all the way down to the Moz border than we have seen in dry months before, but the bush is very dry.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Yoda » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:57 am

bushguy wrote:There is a huge debate among the parks people as to whether this will be a drought year or not - everybody is reading the "signs" eg elephants breaking into smaller family units ! all I know is there are lots of them so it seems like one big herd !


Does anyone know what the official forecast for the summer is?
Does the weather office predict a wet or dry summer?

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by bushguy » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:07 pm

Yoda , from a quick google scan - it looks like there is a 67% chance of a strong el ninio . This seems to indicate a good chance of a dry/drought year.

Not sure how the El Ninio affects the Ellies though! (maybe they also have Google!) :lol:
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:07 am

Lower Sabie area is looking lovely and green compared to 6 weeks ago. Nice rain fell last night.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Dassie » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:49 am

Was at Mopani camp and Letaba last week and the veld is still very dry. Rivers low but Mopani trees nice and green.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Hippotragus » Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:01 pm

We are at Satara now. Puddles this morning on the dirt roads. The veld looking very over-grazed and/or recovering from fire in many places. I think forecast for next few days is dry weather.
Letaba 12 April 2017
Nyarhi Rustic Camp 13-16 April 2017
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Hippotragus » Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:44 pm

We drove up to Olifants Camp today - up via Old Main Road (S90) and back via the tar (H1-4). The veld is very dry with little sign of new green grass. Much has been burnt and no regrowth yet. As a result we did not see as many grazers as expected.

There seem to be many more burnt areas than on previous trips (same time of year). I don't know if they were planned or accidental, lightning etc.

The unburnt areas had long yellow winter grass with no sign of new growth - I think those areas could do with controlled burning to get rid of the moribund lower level of grass.

The area really needs some good soaking rain. The animals are still looking OK condition wise.
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