Rain expected in far south

WINDHOEK: Rainy conditions are expected in the far south of the country on Thursday and Friday, the Namibia Meteorological Services has said.

Forecaster Olga Karunga told Nampa on Wednesday there is a cold front over the Western Cape in South Africa, and it will introduce rainy conditions in the far south of Namibia.

“Currently, we have an upper air trough contributing to this cloudy conditions, and odd showers are possible today (Wednesday) over the central parts,” she stressed.

Karunga said because of cold air behind the cold front, temperatures will drop significantly in the south.

She also warned that daytime temperatures could drop as far as 12 degrees at places on Thursday and Friday.

“With the high pressure ridging in to the south east by Friday, an offshore flow will result in clearance along the coastal areas,” said Karunga.

The forecast issued by the Meteorological Services for Thursday indicated that the interior will be fine and hot in the west, elsewhere partly cloudy and mild to warm with possible light showers in the extreme south but hot in the north.

The coast will be partly cloudy and mild to warm with fog patches at first.

The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh southerly to south-easterly.