Thursday, June 12, 2014

Temperatures to plummet countrywide

                                                                                                    The Meteorological Services Department has warned of colder temperatures across the country this weekend until Wednesday, particularly in the Kgalagadi District and other areas in the south, due to a cold front coming from South Africa. 
Radithupa Radithupa told Mmegi yesterday that temperatures in the southern parts of the country would dip as low as negative three degrees Celsius, while other areas would also experience colder weather.“There’s a cold front passing through the south-western parts of South Africa such as Cape Town and Port Elizabeth,” he said. “Ahead of that front, there’s warm air that is giving them rain, but behind it is very cold air. “That cold air is travelling up the sub-continent into Botswana and dropping temperatures, especially in the south. The cold air is modified as it moves over land, becoming less cold in the north.”According to Radithupa, areas such as Bokspits in Kgalagadi District will experience the worst of the weekend cold snap, with maximum temperatures there ranging around 13 degrees Celsius. In Gaborone, the Met Services Department forecasts temperatures to range between two degrees and 17 on Friday and zero to 18 on Saturday, with only a marginally higher difference on Sunday. In Francistown, temperatures will range between four and 19 degrees on Friday and three and 19 degrees on Saturday. Radithupa said the temperatures were consistent with the winter period and did not warrant special notices or alarm. “However, we advise everyone to keep warm because it will be very cold and even windy at times,” he said. -

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