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North-eastern places record over 200mm of rain in total during rainfall season

North-eastern places record over 200mm of rain in total during rainfall season

Staff Reporter

ALTHOUGH this rainfall season hasn’t been as favourable as many had hoped, several areas, particularly in the North-east, still saw rainfall totalling between 200 millimetres (mm) and 400mm from October 2023 to March 2024.

This is evident in data shared by Gondwana Collection Namibia, detailing rainfall measurements at various lodges across the country during the mentioned period.

According to Gondwana, Zambezi Region’s Chobe River Camp, Zambezi Mubala Camp, and Namushasha River Lodge recorded 233 mm, 243 mm, and 465 mm of rain respectively during the aforementioned period. Despite this, Gondwana noted that the Zambezi Region remains relatively dry compared to its typical rainfall levels.

Photo: Gondwana Collection Namibia.

A number of Gondwana’s other northern lodges also received rainfall exceeding 200mm during the aforementioned period. Gondwana revealed that Hakusembe River Lodge recorded 401mm, Etosha King Nehale Lodge recorded 229mm, Etosha Safari Lodge and Camp recorded 254mm, and Omarunga Epupa-Falls Camp recorded 253mm of rain between October 2023 and March 2024.

Gondwana reported that Windhoek also received over 200mm of rainfall during this period, with the capital city recording a total of 257mm.
However, rainfall exceeding 200mm was not the norm at all of Gondwana’s lodges. Gondwana revealed that Palmwag, Damara Mopane Lodge, Gondwana Kalahari Park, and Gondwana Namib Park recorded 32mm, 64mm, 50mm, and 15mm of rain respectively between October 2023 and March 2024.

Gondwana explained that, while Palmwag’s rainfall is lower in comparison to previously mentioned places, it experienced 32mm of rain in a single day, marking the most daily rainfall recorded in the area in the last decade. On the other hand, Gondwana Kalahari Park’s total of 50mm this season represents only a quarter of the area’s annual rainfall.

“The Gondwana Namib Park and the surrounding area received good showers over the Independence weekend. The open fences in the Namib allow the animals to migrate across the vast landscape to areas where grazing has improved with good rain,” Gondwana added.

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