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BOTSWANA WINTER OUTLOOK (MAY TO JULY 2020)

The Department of Meteorological Services (DMS) informs the public that during the period May to July 2020 largely normal temperatures with a tendency to below-normal are likely over the north of the country, whilst normal to above normal temperatures are expected over the south and east.

Accordingly:

• Temperatures over the northern parts of the country (Ngamiland, Chobe and northern parts of the Central Districts) are expected to be largely normal with a tendency to below. Normal maximum and minimum temperatures are 27.4°C and 9°C respectively.

• Temperatures over the eastern parts of the country (Northeast and southern parts of the Central Districts) are expected to be normal with a tendency to above. Normal maximum and minimum temperatures are 24°C and 7°C respectively.

• Temperatures over the southern and western parts of the country (Kgalagadi, Ghanzi, Southern, Southeast, Kgatleng and Kweneng) are also expected to be normal with a tendency to above. Normal maximum and minimum temperatures are 23.6°C and 5°C respectively.

• Below normal rainfall is expected countrywide (Normal rainfall for winter is about 2mm)

• The Department advices that cold spells will be experienced from time to time during this period and users are urged contact the Department for further guidance.

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