Thunderstorms followed by east wind
14 May 2020 | Weather
Surprisingly, a little rain was reported in some parts of the country, including the central coast, on Monday.
However, the weather here could only be described as strange. Early that morning there were thunderstorms east of Swakopmund, followed by light rains – in itself very rare. Thereafter there was a strong east wind at noon with temperatures reaching 40°C before settling with a cool south-wester that evening.
According to the weather network SASSCAL, 3.3mm was measured at the Claratal station on Monday, 1.8mm at Waterberg and 1.2mm at Okahandja. Windhoek recorded less than 1mm, while the measuring station at Wlotzkasbaken recorded 0.2mm.
There were also reports of rain and thunderstorms in parts of the south and around Solitaire.
According to the weather bureau, berg wind conditions along the central coast will ease towards the end of the week, but as from Sunday, a strong easterly wind is expected again, along with summer temperatures.
Meanwhile, the Naute Dam received some inflow, with NamWater announcing that the dam now stands at 87.3% capacity. A week ago it stood at 86.7%. Otjivero main dam’s level also rose slightly (to 56.7%), as water is still flowing in from the silt dam.