The climate in Namibia

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 13 measuring stations in Namibia.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1720m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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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. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Oshana. The coldest is Erongo.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in Namibia

hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Namibia
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Namibia
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Namibia
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Namibia
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in Namibia
Climate charts for other country parts in Namibia

Temperature records of the last 72 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to June 2021 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 11 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 72 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 3.8 degrees more at 23.8 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in January 1994. With 13.7 mm per day, the Grootfontein weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 72 years.

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.
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