10 January 2014

What Happened?
The main feature on all synoptic charts for southern Africa this week was two low pressure systems, one on each side of the continent.
The first developed offshore over the weekend between Saldanha Bay and Port Nolloth, moving slightly closer to Oranjemund as the system progressed. This introduced unseasonally cold weather over the interior of Namibia, with its chilling effect felt as far north as Otjiwarongo. Even the northern regions experienced a marked drop in night temperatures. This cyclonic circulation lingered for most of the week, with a chill in the morning air up to Thursday morning.