NAMIBIA Meteorological Services has warned that the southern, central and eastern regions of the country will most likely be very cold on Friday, with many places in these areas expected to record minimum temperatures ranging between -1⁰C and 1⁰C.
According to Namibia Meteorological Services’ predictions, the cold weather will come with partly cloudy conditions and even frost in low -lying areas. These predictions further indicate that the cold conditions will be most extreme in the South.
Karasburg, in the //Kharas Region, stands out in this regard as the town is expected to record a minimum temperature of -1⁰C, with a maximum temperature of 10⁰C. Other places in the South, such as Keetmanshoop, Aroab, Aranos and Maltahöhe are expected to record minimum temperatures of 0⁰C and maximum temperatures ranging between 12⁰C and 14⁰C.
The East will most likely also experience extreme cold conditions as places such as Gobabis and Buitepos, in the Omaheke Region, are expected to record minimum temperatures of -1⁰C and maximum temperatures of 22⁰C.
The central areas are expected to be slightly warmer than the South and the East, but will still be cold. For example, Windhoek and Rehoboth can expect minimum temperatures of 3⁰C and maximum temperatures ranging between 15⁰C and 16⁰C.
In contrast to the southern, central and eastern regions, Namibia Meteorological Services predicted that the coast will likely be partly cloudy and warm, while the North is expected to be sunny and hot on Friday.
This contrast is further emphasised by the predictions that indicate that many coastal and northern towns will record minimum temperatures of 10⁰C, which is essentially the expected maximum temperature for Karasburg.
Henties Bay and Swakopmund, in particular, are expected to record minimum temperatures of 10⁰C and maximum temperatures of 18⁰C and 22⁰C respectively. Walvis Bay and !Nami#nus are expected to record minimum temperatures of 8⁰C and 11⁰C and maximum temperatures of 24⁰C and 23⁰C respectively.
In the North, Ondangwa, Opuwo and Oshakati are also expected to record minimum temperatures of 10⁰C and maximum temperatures ranging between 27⁰C to 28⁰C, while Omuthiya can expect a minimum temperature of 8⁰C and a maximum temperature of 25⁰C.
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