Zintle brings sub-zero temperatures

05 September 2018 | Weather

Namibians should brace themselves for icy days ahead, with an intense cold front, dubbed Zintle, set to reach the country by tomorrow, which will bring sub-zero minimum temperatures to the southern and central areas.

The Namibian Metrological Services has predicted cold and rainy weather in the south tomorrow, where maximum temperatures are not expected to exceed 15°C.

Cold temperatures are also predicted for the central areas, where day temperatures on Thursday are not expected to be above 21°C.

While cold conditions will persist until Saturday, temperatures are expected to rise on Sunday.





Meanwhile, warm conditions are expected throughout the rest of country and in the north it will be hot.

According to Weather.com, Keetmanshoop will experience a -2 °C minimum tomorrow, with a maximum of 13 °C.

On Friday the maximum will be 14°C in the southern town, with a minimum of -1°C, while on Saturday a maximum of 18°C is expected.

At Karasburg, a 2°C minimum is expected tomorrow and a maximum temperature of 12°C.

The Friday maximum will be 13°C, while the 2°C minimum will remain.

At Mariental, the night temperature will drop to zero on Thursday, while the maximum will be 19°C.

At Grunau, a -3°C minimum is expected, with a maximum of 11°C.

In the central areas, Windhoek will experience a -3°C minimum temperature on Thursday, with a maximum of 19°C.

On Friday, the capital will experience a -1°C minimum, while a maximum of 22°C is expected. On Saturday, the night time temperature will increase to 1°C, while the maximum will remain at 22°C.

At Rundu it will be hot, with temperatures of between 16 and 35°C on Thursday and At Katima Mulilo it will be between 21 and 36°C.

The plunging Namibian temperatures come after the sixth intense anticyclone of the winter pushed another major cold front into South Africa this week.

It is predicted the full force of the front will be felt tomorrow in the highlands of the central Cape and the southern Drakensberg, where maximum temperatures will scarcely reach 4°C.

ELLANIE SMIT

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