The spring equinox
The same time (September 22 at 11:03 PM CDT) that fall begins in the northern hemisphere, spring begins in the southern hemisphere (September 23 at 3:03 AM Namibia). That means that the days start getting longer than the nights in Namibia.
Spring in Namibia (September 23 through December 22), means generally higher average temperatures (especially in the daytime) and the first rains and clouds since April. 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!