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    So bly Namib het reen gekry

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    74mm reported in last 24hrs, Khomashochland

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    From local Informante Paper:

    Namibians rejoice as good rains fall

    Niel Terblanche
    GOOD downpours were reported over large parts of Namibia from as far south as Kalkrand to as far north a Opuwo.
    While prospects for rain over member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) situated south is moderate, the southern part of Angola and some parts of Zambia seems to receiving good rains which will fill the perennial rivers that flow along Namibia’s northern border. Like Namibia Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana and South Africa is still grappling with an intense drought.
    Towrds the south of Namibia residents of Kalkrand and surrounding areas reported welcome down pours earlier on Sunday reported good rains on Sunday afternoon.
    Good rains were also reported further north towards Rehoboth and Windhoek. Residents of the capital city also rejoiced when rain fell late on Sunday afternoon. Isolated thundershowers were also reported towards the east and north of Windhoek during the day.
    A good down pour in and around Okahandja caused the Okahnadja River to flow for a short while on Sunday.
    A worker on a farm to the north east of Okahandja sent a picture of rain water that inundated the farm roads to his employer and reported that the a lot of rain fell accompanied with hail was encountered on the fram.
    West of Okahandja farmers towards Karibib reported isolated thinder showers. Further north Otjiwarongo, Otavi, Tsumeb and Grootfontein also received good rains over the past 48 hours.
    Heavy rains were also reported over the Etosha National Park on Saturday and Sunday.
    Towards the north west Kamanjab and Outjo also received good down pours while the areas surrounding Opuwo also had good rains.
    The Namibia Meteorological Service predicts fine and hot conditions in the south west, while elsewhere partly cloudy and hot to very hot with isolated to scattered thundershowers in the north, central high ground and the East are still in the forecast.
    Holiday makers and residents at the coast can expect partly cloudy and cool to warm conditions with fog patches in the morning.

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    Thanks for posting!

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    Wonderful!

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    Thank you very much for your info.
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    Unique occurrence caught on camera

    Niel Terblanche
    THE Hoarusib River situated in Skeleton Coast Park of Namibia reached and flowed into the Atlantic Ocean after sustained thundershowers fell over its catchment area.
    Good rains have been reported in and around Opuwo, Kaoko Otavi and Orupembe for the past few weeks.
    Sporadic floods further up the normally dry desert river were reported over the past week but for the flood water to actually reach the ocean is a very rare occasion. The flood water reached the ocean earlier this week.
    A heavy downpour on Christmas day in and around Opuwo caused the streets in the town to flood and to sustain the flood in the normally dry river past Puros Village.
    People travelling up the Skeleton Coast, one of the least populated areas on the face of the planet, earlier this week were able to catch the rare occurrence of the Hoarusib River reaching and flowing into the Atlantic Ocean on camera. Modern communication technology afforded them the opportunity to share their unique experience with the rest of the world.

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    Niel Terblanche - Informante

    THE past 48 hours saw good rains fall over large parts of Namibia and favourable conditions are set to continue well into the New Year.
    Certain parts around Stampriet that has not had any rain for two years received good showers for two consecutive days. Flood water gathered in all the lower laying parts which led to some farmers rejoicing in the blessings.

    To the east of Keetmanshoop farmers were also rejoicing as significant downpours were observed in places that has not seen rain for years. More than 30 millimetres were measured on some farms.

    South of Mariental the area known as ‘Die Vloere’ was also inundated with floodwater and towards Kalkrand good rains also fell. Maltahöhe to the west also received good showers and to the north the rivers that feed into the Hardap Dam started flooding. More rains will however be needed to cause significant inflows in the dam that has reached critically low levels.

    The capital city and surrounding areas continued to receive good rains for the past 48 hours
    In the east of Namibia the Black Nossob River came into flood for a second time in the past month while large parts in the central north of the country received heavy downpours. Large areas between the Waterberg and Okahandja were inundated with rain water which formed large pans in the veldt.

    Areas in and around the towns that forms the so-called maize triangle also received sustained downpours over the past 48 hours. In some places up to 190 millimetres of rain was measured since the beginning of November.

    Further north a farmer on the banks of the Kavango River measured more than 70 millimetres of rain in one day. Nkurenkuru has not had any good rains since the start of the season but the rain over the weekend made up for lost time..

    Towards the west sporadic thundershowers were again reported in the areas surrounding Opuwo, Kamanjab and Khorixas.
    Sunday night saw the heavy thunder storms over the three main towns where more than 70 millimetres were measured since Sunday evening. The oshanas surrounding towns are reportedly overflowing.
    The rainy weather is set to continue over the north, central and south eastern parts of the country

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    Lower Kunene River breaks over banks

    Niël Terblanché
    THE flood gates at the Calueque Dam just over the border from Mahenene in southern Angola has been permanently open since Thursday and the torrent in the Kunene River was flowing at more than 2 000 cubic metres per second at the last measurement.
    At the weir dam above the Ruacana Hydro Power Station the water flowed at 1 300 cubic metres per second. The fact that the flood gates in both dams above the Ruacana Falls are open means that below the falls the river has already started flowing over its banks. In the process tourist lodges and rest camps on the banks of the Kunene Rover became inundated with water.
    The Hydrological Service of Namibia repeated their flood warning to people living along the river below the falls at Ruacana.
    The Epupa Falls lower down the river have also come back to life in spectacular fashion. The plume of water vapour created by the river cascading into the rocky gorge north of Opuwo can be seen from quite a distance.
    Generous rain has fallen in a narrow strip over central Namibia from north to south over the past 24 hours. Although isolated and with measurements unconfirmed some people said as much as 40 millimetres were measured in places.
    Residents of Mariental reported a thunder showers on Friday while famers in the areas of Schlip and Rehoboth also reported some rain. Good rains also caused some inflow into the Oanob dam over the past 24 hours.
    Further to the north residents of Windhoek and surrounding areas also reported good rains.
    A short cloudburst at Kappsfarm to the east of Windhoek caused rivers to come into flood and water inundated the ever popular Heja Lodge on the outskirts of Windhoek. Guests were ankle deep in Water on Saturday morning as flood water entered the reception area of the lodge.
    A flash flood in one of the rivers on the farm washed away a vehicle. No serious injuries were reported and the damaged vehicle was successfully recovered.
    Between Okahandja and Windhoek motorists had to be on the lookout as heavy rain showers impaired visibility on the B1 Road for quite some time. At the Von Bach Dam outside Okahandja a water ski competition was interrupted by a heavy down pour.
    Rain also fell over the area between Karibib , Usakos and towards the Erongo mountains.
    Further north isolated thundershowers were reported in the areas of Tsumeb, Otavi and Grootfontein.
    Sporadic rains have also been reported in the main economic centres of the far north with measurements ranging between two and 20 millimetres at places like Ondnagwa and the surrounding areas of Oshakati.
    The Namibia Meteorological Service predicted partly cloudy and hot conditions with isolated thundershowers at places for the rest of Saturday.
    For Sunday partly cloudy and hot conditions with a few thundershowers are in the forecast. Isolated thundershowers can be expected in places over the Khomas and Karas regions.

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    Ruacana falls in flood.Click image for larger version. 

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    Eha Lodge Windhoek flooded. This vehicle lost against the river. Stay out of rivers in Namibia this time of the year please. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin Schimper View Post
    Ruacana falls in flood.
    What a sight, fantastic
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    40mm by Olushandja 50km wes van Outapi. 10m. Okahandja

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    Flood reaches Foz de Cunene

    Niel Terblanche
    THE flood in the upper reaches of the Kunene River has reached the point where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean and all the way in between lodges and camps have been inundated with water as the river broke its banks at several places over the last three days.
    With news from Angola that the flood gates at the Matala Dam in the Huila Province near Lubango are fully opened, an even stronger flood is expected to rush down the Kunene River that will reach Namibia soon.
    The sluices at the Calueque Dam just north of Mahenene are also full open and the flood water is overflowing the bridge below the dam which makes travel between northern Namibia and southern Angola difficult.
    Residents of the area has not seent the Kunene river flowing this strongly since 1982 The rate of flow of the river at the weir dam above the Ruacana Falls is estimated to be between 2 300 and 2 500 cubic metres per second where on Thursday the official rate stood at 1 300 cubic metres per second. Some of the people who resides in Ruacana and further down the river speculated that this is the highest water level in the river over the past 40 years.
    Plumes of water vapour that can be seen from quite a distance away, has sprung up over the Ruacana Falls and the Epupa Falls further down the river.
    At Foz de Cunene the water volume has increased significantly as a result of the flood and the river is flowing strongly into the Atlantic Ocean. The entire width of the river mouth is engulfed by the torrent.

    Video: The Kunene River is in full flood from the mouth to where it originates in Angola. The large volume of water has reached the river mouth and along the way many river camps and lodges have been inundated. It is reported from Angola that an even stronger flow is expected because of flood gates that have been opened in various dams nearer to the source of the river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nys View Post
    Going to try to get to Heja tomorrow
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    Die Ruacana valle vandag. Het ook video van brug onder die dam wat oorstoom is. Ongelooflik baie water Click image for larger version. 

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    Net vir die wat nie weet nie. Die Hardap dam. Die grootste dam in Namibia is amper leeg. 6% water. Alle besproeiig by die skema is einde Januarie gestaak. Dus 2500ha wat nie geplant is en dit wat geplant is gaan nou dood. Heelwat boere wat nou sonder n inkomste is.

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