can be broken into three main periods:
A cool dry season
from May to October when days are cool, clear and sunny and night time
temperatures often drop down to near freezing. The end of the dry season
warms up dramatically and can become very uncomfortable in the Kaokoveld
and Etosha. The Caprivi area is affected by floodwaters from the north between
May and August as they flow into the larger Okavango water system.
The "little rains"
from October to December are characterised by a period of high temperatures
and sporadic rains.
January to April
is the main rainy season, mid-summer can be extremely hot and violent
thunderstorms accompanied by flash floods particularly in the north are not
unusual (take particular heed of local warnings about weather conditions
in remote areas).
The best game
viewing is generally between May and October with the birdwatching season
being best from November to March throughout Namibia.