Weather Report - Mtumzini - Richards Bay - St. Lucia Estuary - Cape Vidal
Clearly Zulu-landers is not use to the heat any more or the type of heat is different, because 30 C should not have us pinned down in front of air conditioners, but out fishing and frolicking in the sun. This weekend is thankfully going to be cooler and video shops will have greater attraction than the local fishing spots. Two more hot days until the next rain. Expect Friday to extremely hot and Monday after the weekend before the rain commence on Wednesday next week.
Watch for strong thunderstorms; cooler but humid with considerable cloudiness
High Temperature: 26°C
Fishing Friday night should be great and favorite spots will be T Jetty and Short Pier in Richards Bay and the banks in front of the Ski Boat Club, St. Lucia Estuary. The opposite banks will yield better results, but fear from Crocodiles should keep one weary to fish that area at night. With recent down pours and a continues flow of the iMfolozi River combined with strong South Easter makes Surf Fishing at St. Lucia an predictable. The ocean water might be to muddy to fish for Grunter.
Friday Night 11/5/2010
Clearing and humid
Low Temperature: 22°C
Some sun, then turning cloudy, windy and humid with a couple of showers
High Temperature: 26°C
Richards Bay Short Pier and the Mzingazi channel all the way to Green Africa, but the past 2 weeks this area was quite and only the short pier produced some Stone Bream and Black Tails. Shad Serif's are out in full force so keep the urge at bay until 01 December 2010.
With Saturday being Spring Full Moon and high seas and strong winds over Spring High the ocean will be unpleasant by late afternoon and surf fishing at St. Lucia beach will be accompanied by strong side washes running from south to north. This will also be the time when the most sediment movement will take place and Sunday morning will be presented with nice fishing holes from View Point to Ingwe and Jabula beach. Marker 4 and the Slides will show severe sediment movement and any turtle nest from the Slides to First Rocks would be either exposed by severe ocean conditions or at the least washed over by large waves.
Ocean water flooding Turtle Nesting site is one of the greatest threats to Turtle Population since hatching eggs will most likely rot because of this. Turtle eggs are buried about 30 - 40 cm under the beach sand normally above the high water mark was never threatened by any 4 x 4 vehicles. Since a 4 x 4 vehicle cannot compress the sand enough to damage the eggs. 4 x4 Vehicles should also only be driven between the low and high water mark and not above the high water mark.
Some useless information since 4 x 4 driving on the beaches was stopped in the early days of 2001 for no good reason what so ever since beach driving is permitted on Sodwana beaches which is a more sensitive environmental area than the St. Lucia beaches and Estuary mouth area.
Saturday Night 11/6/2010
Partly cloudy, a refreshing breeze and colder
Low Temperature: 14°C
Another night tie fishing excursion to St. Lucia that should yield some nice Grunters. By Sunday there should be a decrease in the dune area between the ocean and the mouth area. Not enough to make a breach but who knows. Nature is very unpredictable.
Pleasant with intervals of clouds and sunshine
High Temperature: 22°C
Sunday would be a day to spend at Cape Vidal. Remember to pack loads of Suntan lotion and much to drink. The water at Vidal might be a bid murky due to the iMfolozi River, but most likely it would be a great day to visit the park.
Sunday Night 11/7/2010
Clear and breezy
Low Temperature: 16°C
Mostly sunny, windy and warmer
High Temperature: 31°C
Monday Night 11/8/2010
Partly cloudy and warm
Low Temperature: 23°C
Over all the fishing until Monday night should be productive in Richards Bay as well as St. Lucia in the Estuary side. With the rain that might be coming one will put prayers out there that the sediment built up between the ocean and the St. Lucia estuary mouth would have been carved away by the tidal erosion and the liquification of this sand.
Breezy and not as warm with rain
High Temperature: 24°C
Tuesday Night 11/9/2010
Humid with rain
Low Temperature: 19°C
High Temperature: 21°C
Wednesday Night 11/10/2010
Breezy with rain
Low Temperature: 17°C
to follow on Monday the weekly and weekend forecast until 20 September 2010. Please take only pictures and leave only foot prints ....