Climate and Average Weather in Namibia

Namibia has three different climate types that influence Namibia's landscape, however most of of the country features an arid climate. It is truly a sunny country, with on average 300 days of sunshine per year. Summer runs from October to April and temperatures can reach as high as 40 degrees Celsius (104º Fahrenheit) which fall at night to cooler levels. Average monthly nighttime temperatures range from 20ºC to 34º C (68-93° Fahrenheit) in summer.

Winter runs from June to September. Average minimum winter temperatures range between 6°C and 10°C (43-50 ° F) and winter day temperatures between 18°C and 22°C (64-72°F). The annual rainfall varies from less than 50mm (1.9 inch) along the coast to 350mm (13.8 inch) in the interior and 700mm (27.5 inch) in the Caprivi. The rainy season starts in October and lasts till April.

The best time to visit Namibia is during winter: from May to early September. It is dry, sunny and not too hot. If you want to travel around, it's nice to avoid the worst heat.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information for Namibia?
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1. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year

Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.

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