Climate zone: The northern part of Namibia is located in the equatorial tropics, the southern parts of the country belong geographically to the subtropics.
It is yearlong warm or hot.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in Namibia
hours of sunshine per day rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Temperature records of the last 71 years
The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to February 2020 was reported by the Gobabeb weather station. In March 2013 the record temperature of 45.5 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 10 weather stations in Namibia below 1720 metres altitude, was recorded in 2015 with an average temperature of 20.1 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 17.3 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 27.8 °C.
The coldest day in these 71 years was reported by the weather station Grootfontein. Here the temperature dropped to -5.3 °C in August 2014. Grootfontein lies at an altitude of 1400 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 2000 with an average temperature of 20.0 °C. In Namibia, it is usual to have about 3.9 degrees more at 23.9 °C for this three-month period.
Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.