The Namibe of Angola weather, temperature

Moçâmedes is a city in southwestern Angola, capital of Namibe Province. The city's current population is 255,000. Founded in 1840 by the Portuguese colonial administration, the city was named Namibe between 1985 and 2016. Moçâmedes has a cool dry climate and desert vegetation, because it is near the Namib Desert.

  • Area: 8,916 km²
  • Weather: 25°C, Wind SW at 21 km/h, 77% Humidity
  • Population: 292,535 (2014)
  • Climate: BWh
  • Province: Namibe Province
  • Founded: 1840

Average temperatures in Namibe vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 57th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide.

The Best Time to Visit Namibe, Angola

February, March, April, May, November, and December

The best time to visit Angola is from June to October, when the weather is mild and sunny, and there's little risk of rain or storms. Broadly speaking, Angola has two distinct seasons – rainy and dry.

Namibe weather and temperature

The southern part of the coast is cooler: in Namibe (formerly Moçâmedes), the mean temperature reaches a maximum of 24 °C (75 °F) in February-March and a minimum of 16.5 °C (61.5 °F) in July.

Namibe - Average temperatures

Namibe - Average temperatures
Min (°C)18202018151313131516171716.2
Max (°C)26282827252220212223252624.4
Min (°F)64686864595555555961636361.2
Max (°F)79828281777268707273777975.9

In the southern part of the coast, rainfall is very scarce, in fact, it drops below 50 mm (2 in) per year. Here is the average precipitation in Namibe.

Namibe - Average precipitation

Namibe - Average precipitation

In the southern part of the coast, the sun shines more often in March and April (since it almost never rains), while in winter, the sun becomes even rarer (since the cold current is felt more), especially from July to September.
Namibe - Sunshine
Namibe - Sunshine

In the southern part of the coast, the sea temperature is lower, and it becomes very cool in the winter months, around 18/19 °C (64/66 °F).
Namibe - Sea temperature
Namibe - Sea temperature
Temp (°C)222325252320191819202122
Temp (°F)727377777368666466687072

In the southern part of the coast, the best period is summer, since it is not too hot and it is sunny, while winter is mild but damp and foggy.

Anyway, the coastal area can experience sudden increases in temperature when the wind blows from the interior, especially where the escarpment that separates the plain from the plateau is higher. In the central area, we find the highest peak of the country, Morro de Moco, 2,620 meters (8,600 feet) high.

What to pack for Angola travel
In winter (June to August): for the coast, bring spring/autumn clothes, a sweatshirt or sweater and a jacket, especially south of Luanda. For the northernmost area, light clothes for the day, a sweatshirt and a light jacket for the evening, and a sun hat. For the south-central plateau, light clothes for the day, but also a sweater, a jacket and a hat for the evening, and hiking shoes.

In summer (December to February): along the coast, bring light clothing, a light sweatshirt for the evening, a light jacket for the southern part (see Namibe). For the northernmost area, light, loose-fitting clothes of natural fibers, a sun hat, a light sweatshirt for the evening, and a light raincoat or umbrella. For the south-central plateau, light clothes for the day, a sun hat, a sweatshirt and a spring jacket for the evening, a light raincoat or umbrella, and hiking shoes.

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