Warm weekend forecast for the SouthBy: LUQMAN CLOETE
THE chilly weather that has gripped the southern parts of the country over the past two days is expected to break towards the weekend.
Albertina Anderson of the weather bureau yesterday said that temperatures in the South are expected to rise steadily during the course of the week.
“The day after tomorrow, the southern and central parts will become mild,” said Anderson.
The settlement of Aus, which was covered with a blanket of snow yesterday morning, recorded the lowest temperature of 0,7 degrees yesterday, followed by Keetmanshoop with four degrees. Anderson said the temperature at Aus is expected to plummet to minus 0,2 degrees today, but will rise to a maximum of 12 degrees during the day because of a high-pressure system moving in from the west.
She said sufficient moisture in the atmosphere and low temperatures resulted in yesterday’s snowfall at Aus, but no more snow is expected there this week.
She also reported that rain was recorded at Lüderitz (4,2 mm), Noordoewer (0,2 mm) and Walvis Bay (0,2 mm). A light drizzle was reported at Keetmanshoop, and Aus had received 24 mm by yesterday afternoon, according to residents.