Freezing temperatures on the way
09 June 2020 | Weather
The Namibia Meteorological Services has issued a warning of severe cold and near-freezing temperatures for tomorrow and Thursday, especially in the south of Namibia.
According to weather forecaster Odillo Kgobetsi, a strong frontal system will cause rain in the //Karas Region on Wednesday and Thursday, while both //Karas and Hardap can expect cold and windy conditions on these days.
Kgobetsi said minimum temperatures of below zero are expected on Wednesday and Thursday in //Karas. Day temperatures are expected to reach a mere 16 degrees Celsius.
“It will also become very cold in the west, central and eastern regions, with minimum temperatures of below five degrees Celsius,” he said. Farmers have been warned to take the necessary precautions for their small stock.
Meanwhile, Mike Berridge of Weather Today Southern Africa warned that a complicated sequence of events will lead to the formation of a mid-latitude cyclone. He said upper atmospheric winds in this system will be extremely strong north-easterly, which will affect gusts at ground level.
“Gusts can reach up to 100km/hour and pose a severe risk of runaway fires.” The affected areas are nearly the entire Cape, south of the Free State and southern Namibia.