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    Default Massive rain system Botswana. Be safe

    I have Botswana guests staying over at the guest house. They are on panic mode. They run a couple of concessions in Bots. They sent me this:



    So take precautions. It can get nasty. Especially on the flood plains and pans. Donít take chances. Could cost you dearly.
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    Default Re: Massive rain system Botswana. Be safe

    If that trough and a cold front met at the right time, then you usually see big stuff.
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    The forecast for the next 3 to 5 to 10 days change every hour. I would advise everyone coming this way to keep an eye on the latest updated forecast.

    The image at the bottom of that forecast looks much like that from www.windy.com . You have the option to see the 3, 5 or 10 day accumulation forecast.

    The current forecast.

    3 days



    5 days



    10 days

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    Confirmed with Ventusky app. Even rain predicted in SW of Namibia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subok View Post
    Confirmed with Ventusky app. Even rain predicted in SW of Namibia.
    Sjo, Northern Cape around 180mm in 5 days. That sure will make the farmers very happy. Theyíre in big trouble right now.

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    Default Re: Massive rain system Botswana. Be safe

    We were in the Kgalagadi in April 2018 and is was very dry.
    Does any one know what the situation is now ?

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    Default Re: Massive rain system Botswana. Be safe

    Quote Originally Posted by Zapiture View Post
    Sjo, Northern Cape around 180mm in 5 days. That sure will make the farmers very happy. Theyíre in big trouble right now.
    We can only hope and pray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Nel View Post
    We were in the Kgalagadi in April 2018 and is was very dry.
    Does any one know what the situation is now ?
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    The red on top looks promising!
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    We are waiting - to fill the dams

    Will park the cars outside for a good wash then
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    Default Re: Massive rain system Botswana. Be safe

    Is this what they used to call the ITCZ - Inter Tropical Convergence Zone? In Zim, once the ITCZ arrived, it generally meant plenty of rain for a good long while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanRoux View Post
    Is this what they used to call the ITCZ - Inter Tropical Convergence Zone? In Zim, once the ITCZ arrived, it generally meant plenty of rain for a good long while.
    The Inter Tropical Convergence Zone, or ITCZ, is a belt of low pressure which circles the Earth generally near the equator where the trade winds of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres come together. It is characterised by convective activity which generates often vigorous thunderstorms over large areas.The Intertropical Convergence Zone, known by sailors as the doldrums or the calms because of its monotonous, windless weather, is the area where the northeast and southeast trade winds converge. It encircles Earth near the thermal equator, though its specific position varies seasonally.


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    And itís finally raining in Maun. Letís hope for more rain, we need it here in Northern Botswana. Boats a packed, no boat cruises.

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    lovely rain at Mata Mata today.... not just drizzle, but real rain... much needed

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    This predicted/forecasted rain must be something.... the power went out before the first drops fell.
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    Bly vir julle mense daar en hoop dit reen sommer goed daar

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    Default Re: Massive rain system Botswana. Be safe

    We'll be in 3rd bridge and Xakanaxa in two weeks time. Will I make it with my Pajero and Conqueror trailer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveysmith View Post
    lovely rain at Mata Mata today.... not just drizzle, but real rain... much needed
    That is fantastic news..

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