Cold front brings snow and rain

Cold front brings snow and rain

NAMIBIANS in the southern and central parts of Namibia yesterday had to take out the jackets and scarves they’d started packing away as temperatures dropped suddenly.

Light to heavy rain and even light snow were reported in the South on Monday night. In Windhoek, the temperature this morning was scheduled to be minus one degree.Extremely cold conditions will continue today, with frost expected in southern and central Namibia, but temperatures should rise again by tomorrow.The cold weather was caused by a cold front moving over South Africa, with a high-pressure system following on the cold front,said Victor Kaurimuje, forecaster at the weather bureau at Hosea Kutako Airport outside Windhoek.But, as it was officially still winter, these temperatures should not come as a surprise, he added.He said the drop in temperature had been anticipated since last week.Kaurimuje warned farmers in especially the far South that sub-zero temperatures could be expected last night and this morning.At Aus, evidence of light snowfall could still be seen yesterday morning.By yesterday afternoon, light rains were still falling in the Aus area and the road between Oranjemund and Rosh Pinah was closed as a result of heavy rains in the area.The rain contributed to the extreme cold experienced in the South.The lowest minimum temperature forecast for today is minus one degrees Celsius in Windhoek and Mariental, and the lowest maximum temperature is twelve degrees at Keetmanshoop.Weather reports from the Cape in South Africa yesterday said snow was expected over the Swartberg mountains with heavy snowfalls over the Easter Cape high ground and Lesotho.In Windhoek, the temperature this morning was scheduled to be minus one degree.Extremely cold conditions will continue today, with frost expected in southern and central Namibia, but temperatures should rise again by tomorrow.The cold weather was caused by a cold front moving over South Africa, with a high-pressure system following on the cold front,said Victor Kaurimuje, forecaster at the weather bureau at Hosea Kutako Airport outside Windhoek.But, as it was officially still winter, these temperatures should not come as a surprise, he added.He said the drop in temperature had been anticipated since last week.Kaurimuje warned farmers in especially the far South that sub-zero temperatures could be expected last night and this morning.At Aus, evidence of light snowfall could still be seen yesterday morning.By yesterday afternoon, light rains were still falling in the Aus area and the road between Oranjemund and Rosh Pinah was closed as a result of heavy rains in the area.The rain contributed to the extreme cold experienced in the South.The lowest minimum temperature forecast for today is minus one degrees Celsius in Windhoek and Mariental, and the lowest maximum temperature is twelve degrees at Keetmanshoop.Weather reports from the Cape in South Africa yesterday said snow was expected over the Swartberg mountains with heavy snowfalls over the Easter Cape high ground and Lesotho.

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