Widespread frost, even in the Kalahari Desert
Among the many wonders that this year’s winter season has wrought is the breathtaking freezing conditions in regions that are usually dry.
Even Africa’s second largest desert, the Kalahari, has not been spared the freezing conditions the country is currently experiencing. Photos shared with Informanté show that the rust-colored sand of the typically semi-arid desert was also covered in frost this week.
The frigid conditions aren’t confined to the eastern edge of the country either, as numerous reports and photos shared over the week can attest. Many other places – especially in the South – also experienced widespread frost this week. This can also be seen in a photo that was shared with Informanté, showing a tree standing amid frost-covered grass in the southern town of Maltahöhe in the //Kharas region.
Various other places in different regions, including Otjozondjupa and Khomas, also experienced freezing conditions this week – and the widespread nature of these conditions convinced many that this year’s winter season could be colder than in previous years. However, according to the Namibian Meteorological Services, this can only be proven once the season is over.
For now, Namibians can prepare for colder conditions as frost is expected to persist, especially in Hardap, Erongo, Otjozondjupa and Omaheke regions for the rest of the week.
Coming to the weekend, the Namibia Meteorological Service predicted that the south can expect foggy conditions, while thunderstorms are also expected to persist in the //Kharas region and further rain in parts in the Hardap and Omaheke regions.