Namibia weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Namibia.

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The weather guide for Namibia (Windhoek) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Namibia weather overview

This land contains a big chunk of the Kalahari Desert, which gives its interior a hot, sunny climate. On the coast, however, it's a different story. Cold sea currents keep temperatures cool and generate plenty of low cloud and fog but almost no rain at any time of year.

Inland, rain is sparse, falling between November and April when temperatures are highest. Much of the country's interior is high plateau and this makes night temperatures cool. May to September are the winter months in Namibia when conditions can become cold.

What to pack for Namibia weather

Take warm clothing if you are travelling between May and September. Even in the hot months, warm attire is recommended for protection against chilly evenings.

Which is the hottest month in Namibia?

The hottest time of year in Windhoek, Namibia is normally December. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 31°C with moderate heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Namibia?

In terms of rainfall, February is usually the wettest month in Windhoek, Namibia with 85mm on average. There are normally 12 days in February with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Namibia?

The sunniest time of year in Windhoek, Namibia is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 94% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the flight time to Namibia from the UK?

The flight time to Namibia from the UK is typically 13.5 hours.

What is the time difference between Namibia and the UK?

The time difference between Namibia and the UK is GMT+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Namibia?

The main languages spoken in Namibia are Oshiwambo, English and Afrikaans.

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What is the currency in Namibia?

The currency in Namibia is the Namibian Dollar (NAD) and the South African Rand (ZAR).

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Which plugs are used in Namibia?

Namibia uses electrical plug type D + M (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Namibia?

They drive on the left side of the road in Namibia.

Compare Namibia weather with the USA

Below the Namibia weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Namibia (Windhoek) and the USA (Washington).

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