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Namibia Weather



Located in the southern hemisphere, Namibia falls under the tropical climatic zone. The geographical location of Namibia is the principal factor in deciding the Namibia weather. Another major determinant of the weather of Namibia is the country's tophography. A big country, Namibia is made up mostly of deserts which affects the nature of Namibian weather to a great extent.

The whole of the Namibian coastal area is a section of the Namib Desert and receives extremely low rainfall. Weather in Namibia is greatly influenced by the Benguela current, which is a cold current, and keeps the temperatures of Namibia mostly low. It is only for a few days of every month that the temperatures rise to a higher degree, especially during the midday. The reason behind this increase in temperatures is the berg wind that blows into Namibia from the interior regions of the continent.

The berg wind is a type of föhn wind that brings with it air that is dry and that gets warmed on its way to the coast. Rainfall is rare in this region, while coastal fog is a common occurrence. The entire country of Namibia is arid and Namibia climate depends on the physical features of the land. The inner areas of Namibia too experience scanty rainfall. Summer rain in the interior of the country is very less and unpredictable and increases towards the east and north.

Similar to the deserts that lie in the interior parts of the lands, Namibia weather also is hot and sunny. The coastal region of Namibia experiences diffused sunshine due to the presence of fogs and clouds. Though Namibia weather is similar to that of a desert, the winter months are pleasant and comfortable.




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