WINDHOEK:The sudden chill experienced on Tuesday morning is expected to continue during the course of this week and over to the weekend.
Weather forecaster at the Namibia Meteorological Service, Simon Dirkse told Nampa on Tuesday that it will be cold over the weekend, but not as cold as during the week.
Several towns and villages in the country experienced minus one and minus two degrees Celsius over the past two days.
According to the weather forecast for Wednesday, maximum temperatures are expected to start recovering due to the establishment of a high-pressure system over the southern parts of the country.
“Due to a tight pressure gradient, strong south-easterly to southerly winds will prevail over the coastal areas on Wednesday, with sunny weather conditions over most of the coastal towns,” it said.
With the southerly wind flow, more cold air will be pushed into the interior, hence temperatures are expected to continue dropping over the southern half on Wednesday.
On the other hand, cold air will be pushed into the north-eastern regions on Wednesday, where temperatures are expected to drop by eight to 10 degrees Celsius.
The forecast for Wednesday is:
Interior: Partly cloudy over the extreme southern parts, and very cold over the southern half of the interior. Elsewhere, it will be fine and cold to warm. It will be very cold in the morning throughout the country.
Coast: Partly cloudy and mild with fog patches at first in the north and extreme south, but elsewhere it will be fine and mild to warm.
Wind: Moderate south-westerly in the north at first, otherwise strong south-easterly to southerly.
Sunrise in Windhoek will be 06h22, and sunset at 17h33.