KTP Seasons and Weather

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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by Mel » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:17 pm

So beautiful! And still more than 3 weeks to wait. (0)
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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by Mel » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:16 pm

Following nan's post - The park was still lust and green in April 2011
in / after an extraordinarily productive rain season 2010-2011:

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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by Mel » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:49 pm

The rainy season of 2009-2010 had been equally productive:

March 2010:

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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by Mel » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:53 pm

The vegetation grew high enough to disguise a stalking leopard:

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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by Mel » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:55 pm

Thunderstorms move in quickly and can be fierce.

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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by Mel » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:57 pm

But once they have passed and the sun peeks through again,
the park is painted in the most surreal colours.

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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by Mel » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:42 pm

October is close to the end of the dry season.
However, it's amazing how differently the park can look in the same month in consecutive years.

October 2011 (left) and October 2012 (right) on the dune roads:

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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by Mel » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:44 pm

The Aoub riverbed at Urikaruus (slightly different angle)

in March 2010
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in October 2012
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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by Mel » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:48 pm

Sandstorms are quite normal in October, I have yet to experience one in late summer.

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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by Mel » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:50 pm

Also, due to the lack of rain in October(usually) the colours in KTP
are not as bright and captivating as they are in the rainy season.
They are still beautiful, mind you, but not as mind blowing. ;-)
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