Namibians should expect a cold and wet week

02 Jun 2016 07:40am
WINDHOEK, 02 JUN (NAMPA) – Namibians might as well begin preparing for the taste of a wet winter in the semi-arid country, as cold and unstable weather is expected next week.
Namibia Meteorological Services' Weather forecaster Odilo Kgobetsi told Nampa on Wednesday the country is to receive cooler to cold weather between next Monday and Wednesday.
Kgobetsi said this is the result of an intense, deep and low pressure system developing west off land in the Atlantic Ocean.
He explained this system is called a ‘cut off low pressure’ and results in unstable weather, meaning it can result in thundershowers and rain over the coast, western, central, eastern and southern parts of Namibia.
He stressed that rain and thundershowers will set in at the coastal, central, eastern and southern parts of Namibia and thus, strong winds are likely.
Sunny conditions are expected in the northern regions, while the central, eastern and southern parts will experience partly cloudy periods and mainly high-level clouds called Cirrus.
“The southern parts will experience instability and a few showers are therefore expected.”
Along the coast, partly cloudy periods are expected with fog patches in the mornings and at night.