Original Research

Rainfall and temperatures during the 1991/92 drought in the Kruger National Park

N. Zambatis, H.C. Biggs
Koedoe | Vol 38, No 1 | a301 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v38i1.301 | © 1995 N. Zambatis, H.C. Biggs | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 August 1995 | Published: 25 August 1995

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N. Zambatis, Kruger National Park, South Africa
H.C. Biggs, Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Abstract

Rainfall and temperatures during the 1991/92 drought, the severest in the recorded history of the Kruger National Park (KNP), are described. Mean total rainfall for the KNP was 235.6 mm (44.1 of the long- term mean), with a median of 239.9 mm. The num- ber of days on which rain occurred also decreased significantly from a mean annual total of 48.3 to a mean of 24.2 in 1991/92. Daily maximum, minimum and average temperatures for some months increased significantly, as did the number of days within certain maximum temperature range classes.

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Rainfall, temperatures, drought, Kruger National Park.

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