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Best time to visit Namibia

The best time to visit Namibia is between April and October, when temperatures are cooler and there is very little rainfall. Game viewing is good year-round but is at its best during the drier winter months (September and October), when wildlife congregates at the water holes.

 Note, the coastal region near Swakopmund is noticeably cooler than the desert interior throughout the year.

 

 

Climate charts for cities and places within Namibia

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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Caprivi Strip

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3086 2882 2679 2679 2984 3493 3493 3391 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1559 1050 643 541 846 1355 1864 1966 1966
Sunshine hours 6 8 8 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1626 1526 883 201 20 10 0 0 20 231 713 1456
Rainy Days 15 13 9 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 10 13
Humidity E E E E VH H VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Damaraland

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2679 2679 2679 2475 2272 2170 2475 2679 2882 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1559 1457 1050 745 745 846 1152 1355 1457 1457
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 542 643 813 251 30 0 0 0 20 100 201 171
Rainy Days 8 8 7 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 5
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Etosha National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3391 3188 3086 3086 2882 2679 2679 2984 3391 3595 3493 3595
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1559 1050 745 643 948 1355 1763 1864 1864
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 9 10 10 10 11 10 10 9 9
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 954 1134 793 261 30 10 0 0 20 80 432 562
Rainy Days 14 13 9 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 7 8
Humidity H H H M L N N L H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kalahari Desert (Namibia)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3595 3391 3290 2984 2679 2272 2373 2577 2984 3290 3493 3595
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 1966 1763 1254 643 236 134 337 846 1355 1661 1864
Sunshine hours 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 12
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 392 472 502 241 70 30 0 10 30 110 191 191
Rainy Days 8 8 7 5 2 1 1 1 1 3 4 6
Humidity E E E VH H M H H VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M 6/H 7/H 9/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1763

Luderitz

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2272 2272 2170 2068 1966 1966 1864 1864 1966 2068 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1457 1355 1152 1152 1050 1050 1050 1152 1254 1355
Sunshine hours 11 10 10 9 9 8 9 9 9 10 11 12
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 10 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 20 40 30 20 30 20 20 10 10 0 10
Rainy Days 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Humidity E E E VH H M M H VH VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 4/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 1661 1559 1457 1355 1355 1254 1355 1355 1457 1661

Okahandja

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3188 3086 2882 2577 2373 2373 2679 3086 3188 3290 331628
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1763 1763 1457 1050 745 745 948 1254 1559 1661 1763
Sunshine hours 10 8 8 9 10 10 10 11 11 10 10 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 783 1004 873 301 40 10 0 10 30 120 301 331
Rainy Days 12 11 10 5 2 1 1 1 2 4 6 7
Humidity E E E VH H H H VH VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 6/H 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661

Okonjima

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 2984 2882 2679 2373 2475 2679 3086 3290 3290 3391
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1661 1559 1355 948 643 643 745 1152 1355 1559 1661
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 9 10 10 11 11 11 10 10 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 964 1185 873 381 50 10 0 20 30 110 351 452
Rainy Days 14 13 10 5 2 3 0 1 2 4 7 9
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661

Omaruru

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3188 3086 2984 2679 2475 2475 2679 3086 3188 3290 3391
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1559 1152 948 846 948 1254 1457 1661 1661
Sunshine hours 9 8 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 703 823 723 271 30 20 0 10 10 40 201 201
Rainy Days 11 10 8 4 2 2 0 1 1 3 6 6
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 7/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661

Ongava Private Game Reserve

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3188 3086 3086 2781 2577 2577 2882 3290 3391 3391 3493
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1763 1457 1050 745 643 948 1355 1661 1763 1763
Sunshine hours 8 7 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 803 1004 773 241 20 0 0 0 20 50 321 462
Rainy Days 12 12 9 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 6 7
Humidity E E E E VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1966 1864 1763 1661 1559 1559 1559 1559 1661 1864

Sossusvlei

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 2984 2984 2781 2577 2373 2373 2373 2577 2679 2882 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1559 1355 1050 846 745 846 948 1152 1254 1457
Sunshine hours 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 10 10 10 11 11
Daylight hours 13 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 90 110 151 40 10 10 0 10 10 0 10 0
Rainy Days 2 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Humidity L L L N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Swakopmund

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2272 2170 2170 2068 2068 1864 1864 1966 2068 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1661 1457 1254 1152 1050 1050 1152 1254 1457 1559
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 30 60 20 10 10 0 0 10 0 10 10
Rainy Days 2 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H 6/H 7/H 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661

Windhoek

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 2984 2781 2679 2373 2068 2170 2373 2781 2984 3086 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1661 1355 948 745 643 846 1254 1457 1661 1763
Sunshine hours 9 8 8 9 10 10 10 11 10 10 10 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 853 853 331 60 10 10 10 30 120 251 341
Rainy Days 13 12 11 6 3 1 1 1 2 3 6 7
Humidity M M L L N N N N L M M M
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 6/H 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A