The autumnal equinox
The same date (March 20) and time (6:26 PM UTC, 8:26 PM Namibia) that spring begins in the northern hemisphere, fall begins in the southern hemisphere. That means that the days start getting shorter than the nights in Namibia.
Fall in Namibia (March 20 through June 21), generally means slightly lower average temperatures and much less rainfall. Though, like anywhere, daily temperatures and rainfall vary widely.
- Namibia has a dry climate typical of a semi-desert country, where droughts are a regular occurrence.
- Days are generally warm to very hot, while nights are generally cool.
- Midsummer temperature can rise to over 40ºC (104ºF)
- Winter days are warm but dawn temperatures can drop to freezing.
- Along the coast the cold Benguela current is also the prime determinant of the climate of the Namib, as it reduces rainfall and causes the omnipresent fog typical of the coast.
- The rainy season lasts from October to April. The rest of the year is dry and cloudless.
CLIMATE CHART FOR CENTRAL NAMIBIA
All areas of Namibia average more than 300 days of sunshine a year!