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Weather and rain in Okavango and Chobe

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Weather and rain in Okavango and Chobe

Hello,

Just would like to hear what is an actual rainfall data at the moment in Caprivi-Chobe-Kasane looks like?

Maun/Okavango too?

Is it much water there now or still pretty much dry?

Thank you so much.

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1. Re: Weather and rain in Okavango and Chobe

The water in the rivers mostly falls as rain in Angola. It rarely rains in Botswana.

I don't know what the current dampness is.

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2. Re: Weather and rain in Okavango and Chobe

It actually rains quite a lot in Botswana. The rainy season is between November and March, and it can rain very heavily in January / February. Normally it is short sharp bursts of heavy rain, rather than a continual downpour.

Depending on the rainfall, the waters of the Okavango can become replenished, so water activities can continue until the new waters arrive from Angola in May/June.

To check current water levels contact the Camp or Lodge you are planning to stay at, they can advise you.

For current rainfall in Maun see - http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Maun+Botswana+BCXX0011

For current rainfall in Kasane see - http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Kasane+Botswana+BCXX0008

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3. Re: Weather and rain in Okavango and Chobe

We've had rain in Kasane for the past week without it hardly stopping. (Above mention of short sharp bursts is however more the norm here.) So far this rainy season we've had over 200mm (measurement taken end of last week in Kasane) which is fantastic. I think the ITCZ is sitting right on top of us and long may it remain! Check the Jacana Enterprises (in Maun) webiste (http://jacanaent.com/) which often gives flood updates although I'm not sure is they have any at the moment. I believe Maun are getting rain but are abit behind us here in Chobe.

Average annual rainfall in recent years in Chobe has been +/- 600mm but this can vary.

Hope that helps!

Clive.

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4. Re: Weather and rain in Okavango and Chobe

Thank you very much for your answers and additional info. It did help.

5. Re: Weather and rain in Okavango and Chobe

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