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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread post by ndloti » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:07 pm

http://www.weatherphotos.co.za/guestbook1.html

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satellite image 11h00 20 Jan

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satellite image 07h00 21 Jan

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Expected path of Funso

ROPICAL CYCLONE FUNSO; CITIES AND TOWNS WHICH MIGHT BE INFLUENCED IN MOZAMBIQUE at 08;59 on 21-01-2012;

Pebane (17.2 S, 38.2 E)
probability for TS is 100% currently
Quelimane (17.9 S, 36.9 E)
probability for TS is 100% currently
Chinde (18.8 S, 36.3 E)
probability for TS is 90% within 12 hours
Moma (17.0 S, 39.0 E)
probability for TS is 80% currently
Nova Mambone (21.0 S, 35.0 E)
probability for CAT 1 or above is 10% in about 120 hours
probability for TS is 10% in about 24 hours
Inhassore (21.5 S, 35.1 E)
probability for CAT 1 or above is 10% in about 120 hours
probability for TS is 10% in about 24 hours
Vilanculos (22.0 S, 35.3 E)
probability for CAT 1 or above is 10% in about 96 hours
probability for TS is 15% in about 72 hours
Cheline (22.5 S, 35.0 E)
probability for CAT 1 or above is 10% in about 120 hours
probability for TS is 15% in about 72 hours
Massinga (23.3 S, 35.4 E)
probability for CAT 1 or above is 10% in about 120 hours
probability for TS is 25% in about 96 hours
Inhambane (23.9 S, 35.4 E)
probability for CAT 1 or above is 10% in about 120 hours
probability for TS is 20% in about 96 hours

Green Alert City(s) and Town(s)
Machece (19.2 S, 35.6 E)
probability for TS is 45% within 12 hours
Source; TSR.
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January Rainfall

Unread post by johanrebel » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:44 pm

MPUMALANGA

BELFAST 173
BETHAL 88
CAROLINA 12
ERMELO WO 110
KRUGER MPUMALANGA INT. AIR. 265
MACHADODORP AWS 133
NELSPRUIT 215
SKUKUZA 36

WITBANK 92

LIMPOPO

ALLDAYS HALY ARS 46
HAENERTSBURG ARS 224
HANS MERENSKY N.S 103
HOEDSPRUIT 440
LEPHALALE 66
LEVUBU 187
MARA 111
MARKEN 86
MOKOPANE 41
PHALABORWA AIRPORT AWS 159
POLOKWANE WO 68
PUNDA MARIA 35
THABAZIMBI 37
THOHOYANDOU WO 128
TOM BURKE S.A.P.S. ARS 210
TZANEEN-WESTFALIA ESTATE 61
VENETIA MINE 42
VILLA NORA-POL 40
WARMBAD TOWOOMBA 81
WATERPOORT 37

Interesting to note the great variation in rainfall. Southern Kruger flooded, yet Skukuza only received 36 mm, which is two-thirds less than normal. Punda Maria had to settle for 35 mm, Pafuri Camp got 75, and EcoTraining just up the road from there 242 mm.

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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread post by ndloti » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:01 pm

Some rainfall in 24 hr period ending 8 a.m 19 Feb.

ACORNHOEK POLICE ARS 40
BARBERTON PRISON ARS 03
KRUGER MPUMALANGA INT. AIR. 45
NELSPRUIT 80
SKUKUZA 26
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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread post by ndloti » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:16 pm

81 mm measured at Skukuza in 24 hr period ending 8 am today.

25mm at a place near Orpen .

Shingwedzi - nil .
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Re: Weather in KNP in November

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:37 am

Hi wilddog

We have been in Kruger 3 out of the last four Novembers. All camping.

One year, a week camping in a small tent, and the weather was lovely, it only rained during the night once. Middle of Nov. The park was very green, as it had had rain earlier in Nov already.

Next year, the rains were late ... the park was still dry. Then we had a really odd weather pattern, a once in many years type of thing and rain non stop for four days.

Last year, we spent the entire month of Nov in the park. It can get very hot as Radman said. The rains came later in the month, so it was still 'dry' when we got there early in the month.

My point: it is difficult to predict the weather/rain for that time of the year.

I would go - it will be a bit hot, especially coming from Europe. But it is a WONDERFUL time to visit the park. The park comes alive after the winter, the impala drop their lambs from about mid Nov on, and the birds return.
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Re: Weather in KNP in November

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:22 pm

Wilddog, I would hate you to have a bad trip, with loads of wet weather. prediction for Nov 2012 No idea if that website is worth much, or if anyone can predict weather that far in advance.
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Re: Low levels in dams and rivers

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:22 pm

It is dry, yes.
But that is just the way things are. Wet cycles advantage some animals, whereas drought favors others. :hmz:
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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread post by ndloti » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:14 pm

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/a ... cpcp11.gif

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http://metzone.weathersa.co.za/images/P ... th_rai.pdf

October Rainfall .
MPUMALANGA
ERMELO WO
91
GRASKOP AWS
147
KRUGER MPUMALANGA INT. AIR.
171
SKUKUZA
88
LIMPOPO PROVINCE
ALLDAYS HALY ARS
49
GRAVELOTTE
07
GRAVELOTTE ARS
07
HAENERTSBURG ARS
100
HANS MERENSKY N.S
59
HOEDSPRUIT
52
LEPHALALE
94
LOUIS TRICHARDT
83
MARA
72
MARKEN
53
MOKOPANE
60
PHALABORWA AIRPORT AWS
65
POLOKWANE WO
86
PONTDRIFT
27
PUNDA MARIA
35
SOEKMEKAAR - POL
69
STEENBOKFONTEIN ARS
92
THABAZIMBI
24
THOHOYANDOU WO
85
TOM BURKE S.A.P.S. ARS
75
TZANEEN-WESTFALIA ESTATE
99
VENETIA MINE
19
VILLA NORA-POL
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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread post by johanrebel » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:37 pm

Kobus Botha's www.weatherphotos.co.za is by far the best out there. It basically says it all in pictures, and is a one-stop-shop for just about every radar and satellite image out there. Excellent!

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Re: Temperature

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:54 pm

As Imberbe says, it will be cold and of course how cold really depends on whether a cold front has moved over the area not as that can make quite a difference.
My map book says the winter temps range from an average daily minimum of 9.1C and maximum of 25.8C with an av. seasonal temp of 22.5C

There is quite and interesting Topic on Weather in KNP
might give you some ideas of average temps etc for this time of year.
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Re: Temperature

Unread post by lion queen » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:42 am

Hi JMJ,

Have a look here for 7 day weather forecast

It depends on which part of the park you"ll be visiting. And whether there might be a cold front on it's way.
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Re: weather in sep and oct

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:38 pm

A few topics for you to read!
Kruger in October
September

and Weather in Kruger
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How will the current weather affect November 2015

Unread post by heritagearts » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:02 am

Is this dry season going to affect conditions in Oct and Nov. We are planning 2 weeks in KTP and Kruger and would like to hear what others think about El Nino or the current drought conditions and what to anticipate as the season gets drier.

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Re: How will the current weather affect November 2015

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:31 am

I am sure it will only get drier between now and November. And this does place stress on the animals, and the bush, but it also has its advantages. Drinking water will dry up and that means the animals will congregate around where there is water left, making for good sightings in those areas. Also, although the bush will have started to green for summer, Oct/Nov is still fairly dry and sparse.

Of course, there could be good rains early on in the season (mid Oct) and then it will be a time of plenty.

Then again, I believe Natal has just received unseasonal rain - badly needed.

So, the wonder of Nature, always keeping us guessing :D
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Re: How will the current weather affect November 2015

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:15 am

Heritagearts, I have booked a few days in November, for the simple reason that it is just my favorite month.

If the rains have started, there are green shoots everywhere, but not enough to affect viewing. If the rains have not started yet, I tend to spend time at waterholes waiting for the animals to come and drink.

It is the best time for baby animals. The impala, in particular, give birth to their young, and they can be seen in nurseries everywhere.

The heat can be a problem, and if the thunder storms have started, it can be unbearably humid before the storm breaks. This is when I try to have a nap. I prefer to rise very early and take advantage of the cooler mornings.

I have been in Kruger when the rains have started in earnest. It was preceded by a heat wave and then followed by a few days of rain. The rain was actually welcome and it is another unique Kruger sighting.

I have been told the lions don't like the wet grass and like to use the roads during the wet days. They can use wet tar to assist in hunting, as animals, particularly giraffe, can be unsteady.

I remember the 2000 floods and I think it was preceded by an El Nino weather system. The floods came in February, if I remember correctly. We were on holiday close to Kruger when the weather changed. It had been a very dry November up until early December.

The 2012 floods came in January. I have never heard of floods in November, it is just too early.
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