Residents of towns in southern Namibia woke up to frost on the ground after a strong cold front moved in over the country.
But the extreme cold late in the season was not confined to the southern parts of the country. Residents of Windhoek, Gobabis and even Otjiwarongo reported that the cold has been creeping in at their locations as well.
Odillo Kgobesti, chief weather forecaster of the Namibia Meteorological Service said that winter rain and even snow might still occur over parts of the country especially in the south during Saturday night.
People from all over Namibia have reported that strong winds are adding to the severe cold they are experiencing and according to Kgobetsi, the strong to gale force winds are set to persist over large parts of Namibia especially at the coast and over the south.
“We are clearly dealing with a lively seasonal transition that is supported by extensive rain-friendly conditions. This will hopefully also translate in time to good rains in parts where drought conditions have prevailed for years,” Kgobetsi said.
In the meantime, people, especially farmers, should take all necessary steps to ensure that they, their employees and livestock are adequately protected against the cold.
According to Kgobetsi, the extreme cold weather will start to dissipate on Sunday.