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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by RemiE » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:21 pm

Crocodile River, Crocodile Bridge 18/01/2016
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Tessa G » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:24 pm

Dave has just got in and he has a client in Stellenbosch who has said that "a picnic spot near Punda Maria", she wasn't sure of the name, is flooded.
This could be Pafuri or even Babalala, because I think there are streams that run through this area and it is quite flat.
I cant imagine that it is Pafuri :hmz:

Can anyone confirm anything like this?
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by saraf » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:54 am

Pafuri can get quite badly hit if the river there floods. It was quite a mess after the 2014 floods. Whichever picnic site it is, I hope the attendant and their family are OK.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Tessa G » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:59 am

Graham_5000 wrote:Thanks RemiE - wonderful sight! :clap:

Tessa - that is good news, just so long as the picnic spot is not badly flooded! I didn't realise there was more rain up in the far north though? I know there was a cloud burst on Friday? :D

I dont know how accurate this news is Graham_5000 and MM. As I said it came via Dave, via a colleague, via someone else :hmz: That area, to my knowledge, has not had extensive rain, so it may in all probability be a flash flood, as the rivers tend to do sometimes when there is heavy rain in the catchment areas.
Yes let's hope that all is ok and in particular attendant and family. Thanks Saraf.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:35 pm

A Media Release: Limpopo River in Mapungubwe flows again Which is great news!
I know that is not technically Kruger but the Limpopo river does flow through there as well.

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by RemiE » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:59 pm

That is fantastic news, thank you Elsa

I've stumbled upon a website that do a 14 day 'predictions'
I don’t know how accurate these predictions are and where it is concentrated on but it seems that only this coming Monday might hold a teeny wheeny bit of rain

http://www.myweather2.com/City-Town/Sou ... ecast.aspx

Taking a look at Kruger National Park over the coming two weeks and the average daytime maximum temperature will be around 33°C, with a high for the two weeks of 38°C expected on the afternoon of Sunday 24th. The mean minimum temperature will be 20°C, dipping to its lowest on the morning of Tuesday 19th at 17°C. The coming 14 days will have mixed overhead conditions with some days dry and some seeing a significant amount of rain. It looks like Monday 25th will have the most precipitation with an accumulation of around 13.0mm. On the whole winds are likely to be light.

Tessa G see this link, it seems to have rained last week in the Punda area............. :dance:

http://traveller24.news24.com/MyTravels ... s-20160112
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:48 pm

From what I can gather of Facebook, people were sharing memories of 4 years ago ... Remember the floods on 18 Jan 2012 and then the following year, 19 Jan.

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Elmar » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:51 pm

Is it possible to find frequently updated rainfall statistics on the various areas in Kruger Park somewhere?

I returned from the park today. It is very dry, especially north of the Sabie river. Nwatindlopfu, Leeupan, Olifantsdrinkgat, Jones, Mazithi, Kumana dams are all dry. We saw many dead and many weak hippos. There was a brief shower one evening and the next morning buffalos and elephants were drinking water from small pools gathered in rocks. Baboons were drinking water in the road. With the decision to demolish the artificial waterholes, the animals are taking strain.

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Re: Rain in Kruger

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Elmar » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:04 pm

Thanks Graham. The links are useful, especially the last one. Having a look at the December stats it is disturbing to see how dry it is compared to the long-term monthly long term average rainfall.

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by TheRealShamwari » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:45 am

Good Morning all

I saw this morning on the webcams some nice rain falling at Orpen, have a look at the attached rainfall forecast, looks like good rain predicted for Kruger :D :clap: :dance:

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by TheRealShamwari » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:21 am

Meandering Mouse wrote:Thank you very much TRS :thumbs_up:

that looks just great. :D :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:


My pleasure, I also saw on Africam, it was pouring with rain at Naledi if you have a look at the Olifants river webcam.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:08 pm

Storm and heavy rain at Skukuza.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:13 pm

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:59 pm

According to this, Skukuza might have up to 60mm between 9pm tonight and noon tomorrow!

http://www.yr.no/place/South_Africa/Mpu ... za~954955/

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