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Climate and weather of Namibia



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Namibia




 

Climate

 
Namibia has an arid climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Temperatures range between 18 and 30° during the year on the central plateau (they reach 40 to 50° in the deserts). The sun shines more than three hundred days a year.

The Namib Desert (west of Namibia)
The Namib Desert has an arid climate with one rainy season and one dry season.

Rainy season (November to April)
Temperatures exceed 40° and rainfall are very low (less than 50 mm).

Dry season (May to October)
Temperatures are mild.

The central plateau
The central plateau has a climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Rainy season (November to April)
Temperatures reach 30° and rainfall is high (400 mm).

Dry season (May to October)
Temperatures are mild (25°) during the daytime but they are sometimes cool at night (5 to 10°).

The Kalahari desert (eastern Namibia)
The Kalahari desert has a climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Rainy season (November to April)
Temperatures exceed 40°. Rainfall is low (250 mm) and very irregular. Humidity is very low.

Dry season (May to October)
Temperatures range between 20 and 25° during the daytime (they sometimes fall below 0° at night).

 When to go to Namibia (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Namibia is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Windhoek (Capital of Namibia)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
29°
28°
27°
26°
23°
21°
min
21°
19°
18°
16°
12°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
21°
23°
27°
28°
30°
31°
min
11°
16°
18°
21°
22°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
70
80
70
30
...
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
10
20
40

Walvis Bay

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
19°
20°
19°
18°
19°
18°
min
17°
17°
17°
15°
14°
14°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
17°
16°
16°
16°
17°
18°
min
12°
12°
12°
13°
14°
16°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
...
...
...
...
...
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
...
...
...

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Namibia are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Namibia weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Namibia, a country located in Southern Africa, is bordered by South Africa to the south, by the Indian Ocean to the west, by Angola to the north, by Zambia to the northeast and by Botswana to the east.

Capital: Windhoek
Area: 825 000 kmē
Population: 2 000 000 inhabitants
Languages: English
Currency: Namibian dollar

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