30 Sep 2014 11:50am
WINDHOEK, 30 SEP (NAMPA) The cold weather experienced in the Namibian interior is being caused by a cold front over Cape Town in neighbouring South Africa.
Chief Meteorological Technician of Operations at the Namibia Meteorological Service (NMS) Odillo Kgobetsi told Nampa on Tuesday that this cold-air mass moved into the southern parts of Namibia.
The South African Weather Service warned last week that the first of two cold fronts would hit the Western Cape last Wednesday morning, with another one set to make landfall later in the day.
Widespread showers, localised flooding, rough seas, snow and cold conditions were forecast.
Cold air will prevail in the South and overnight, and morning temperatures will be below freezing level in places.
Showers are expected in the extreme south on Tuesday. Warming temperatures are expected on Wednesday, as the flow will become easterly to northerly, Kgobetsi stressed.
According to the weatherman, cold temperatures will prevail in the central-eastern parts, while below- freezing temperatures are expected on Tuesday night and early in the morning in places.
Warming temperatures are expected on Wednesday, as the flow becomes easterly to westerly.
In the northern parts of the country, a few clouds are expected in the extreme northeast, while elsewhere it will be sunny.
The seven-day forecast issued by the NMS here indicated that temperatures for the capital from Tuesday until Friday would be between 06 and 34 degrees Celsius, while Keetmanshoop would experience temperatures of between 10 and 34 degrees Celsius during the same period.
Temperatures in Rundu would range between 19 to 37 degrees Celsius between Tuesday and Friday, while Ondangwa was set to experience temperatures between 15 and 39 degrees Celsius during the same period.
Temperatures in Walvis Bay were expected to be between 10 and 25 degree Celsius from Tuesday until Friday.