Weather & Climate – Khaudum NP

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Climate Chart Khaudum National Park

Climate Chart Khaudum National Park – 1,039-1,139m / 3,409-3,727ft

* Averages based on 50 years of monthly climate data, taken from 1km² (0.39mi²) interpolated climate surfaces.
© chart & park data: SafariBookings. © climate grid data: WorldClim project. All rights reserved.

The climate is hot in Khaudum. The summer months correspond with the Wet season (November to April) while the winter season (May to October) experiences no rainfall.

Dry season May to October – Winter

Devoid of rain, these are the coolest days of the year. As the season wears on, drought increases.

  • May, June, July & August – Warm clothes are necessary to deal with the cold early morning temps that are common this time of year. It warms up throughout the day to upwards of 26°C/79°F. There is, literally, no rain.
  • September & October – Temperatures pick up around winter’s end, with October being the hottest month of the year. The average temperature is 34°C/93°F, but peaks are much higher. Rains could start as early as the end of October, although it is difficult to predict.

Wet season November to April – Summer

Warmer early morning temps (18°C/64°F), sunshine, and sporadic afternoon showers are characteristic of the summer months. This is when the Wet season occurs.

  • November to December – The start of the rains is typical of November, although they really gain traction in December. More often dry than not, there may be an occasional shower in the afternoon, with temperatures of 33°C/91°F considered normal.
  • January, February & March – January and February are the wettest months with showers occurring mostly in the afternoon. Sunshine is prevalent during the day and temperatures average 30°C/86°F.
  • April – There is a decline in rain during April. It slowly starts to cool down as summer ends.

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