Namib-Naukluft climate and when to visit
The coast of Namibia is characterized by a desertic climate, it is the driest region of the country; here it almost never rains.
The Benguela Current, cold sea current that comes from Antarctica and laps the coasts, creates mist when it meets the warm air from the interior; the fog is the only source of humidity of the coast.
The coastal climate is therefore desertic with spring-like temperatures all year round thanks precisely to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, moving inward instead the ocean's influence is less and daytime temperatures rise significantly.
During the sporadic rainfalls, rivers and ephemeral pools are filled with water making a spectacular scenery and attracting many animals and birds.
On the Naukluft mountains the climate is pleasant even if in the summer daytime temperatures, in the months of December to February, can be extremely high; instead the winter days, in the months of June to September, are pleasantly warm with an average temperature of around 20 degrees Celsius, however, the evenings are cool and temperatures below zero are not uncommon during the night.
In most areas rainfalls occur in the months of December to April, in the form of thunderstorms; the average rain for the area is approximately 200 mm per year, but it is extremely unpredictable.
The best time to visit this area is in correspondence of winter, ie from June to August, when the weather is dry and sunny, avoiding the scorching summer heat, also in summer you can hardly see a cloud in the sky.