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Climate and Weather of 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°C which fall at night to cooler levels. Average monthly nighttime temperatures range from 20°C to 34°C in summer.

Winter stretches from June to September. Average minimum winter temperatures range between 6°C and 10°C and winter day temperatures between 18°C and 22°C.

The annual rainfall varies from less than 50 mm along the coast to 350 mm in the interior and 700 mm 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. Keep in mind that it's also smart to check the weather for each location using our climate data, as conditions can vary significantly across the country.

Are you interested in more detailed information for various cities in Namibia?
Please select the city you plan to visit, or one closest to your destination. For each selected city, you will see the following graphs:
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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