Monday, March 20, 2006

Fall begins in Namibia today

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.

Namibian Climate

  • 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.


namibia climate chart

All areas of Namibia average more than 300 days of sunshine a year!

Click to convert mm to inches

Click to convert Cº to Fº

1 comment:

linda tarantal said...

Hi Paul:
I'm coppelia's mom. I always check your blog, because you always have the list of updated journals. Thanks!
Also, since my husband and I are going to namibia in june, I also appreciate your climate chart. Thanks again!
linda :)