Southern Africa Weather Overview
climates of this area range from arid desert to tropical to
the northern part of this region is
plays a big role in
up 70% of
the summer months all of
Lying 400km north east of the capital, you will find the country’s second largest city of Francistown. Here the conditions are slightly wetter than the south and west of the country. Rainfall generally increases the further you are from the Kalahari.
Most of the year’s rainfall falls in the month of January which is also, on average, the hottest month of the year, with an average maximum of 31°C and minimum of 18°C. It is not uncommon for the mercury to sit about 40°C for several days.
The ‘winter’ months of June, July and August, also the dry season, see daily maximums of 23°C - 26°C while the night time brings much cooler weather; minimums fall to 5°C to 7°C.
it is quite hot all year round in
to the west of
the Atlantic coast, you will find the
west coast of
you move further south down the west coast, the Benguela Current meets the
warmer waters of the Angulhas Current and when this occurs, stormy
unpredictable weather develops. This happens at the
all of Namibia
is dry and arid, however. There is a central plateau which sees much more
tolerable conditions and is where you will find the country’s capital city of
capital and largest city, the climate is semi-arid and despite its high
altitude (it sits 1665 m above sea level) the city has an annual average
temperature of 19°C. Rainfall here is higher than on the coast, with
largest and most economically influential country in this region is South
Africa, which borders both the Atlantic and
In the far northwest you will find desert conditions and desert terrain. The east coast sees lush subtropical conditions and as you move into the interior plateau you will find semi-arid conditions. The interior of the country is vast, flat and very sparsely populated.
the extreme south of the country a Mediterranean climate prevails, which has
wet, but mild winters and hot, drier summers. This area is also a popular wine
making region. See here
for conditions in