WINDHOEK: Countries in the SADC region have been battling with strange weather patterns over the past few months and while some are experiencing floods, others have been getting less rainfall than in previous years.
Meteorological technician at the Namibia Meteorological Service (NMS) Olga Tjiueza told Nampa today that the heat-wave experienced here over the past few weeks is a result of high-pressure systems in the atmosphere which are causing air to sink, with no air escaping, while temperatures keep rising.
Tjiueza stated that extreme hot conditions will prevail until Saturday, while heat conditions will ease as from Sunday.
She said tropical moisture is expected over the eastern half of Namibia and a few thunder showers are expected as from Monday.
This year temperatures have been way above normal, with a maximum average of 35.8 degrees Celsius this year compared to an average of 31.2 degrees Celsius during the same period last year.