Botswana before and after Antarctic blast: +39,7°C – a new August record / -6,5°C – 4,1°C from all-time national cold record! Gabon +33,8°C, Congo +36,7°C (August record and 0,3°C from August record)!




In the last days, we were informed about extreme Antarctic cold blasts in South-African states /https://mkweather.com/south-africa-namibia-botswana-zimbabwe-and-mozambique-with-an-extreme-antarctic-blast-at-the-weekend-level-6-snow-warnings-in-sar// and South America /https://mkweather.com/extreme-winter-in-argentina-2-meters-of-snow-and-20c-temperatures-after-a-powerful-antarctic-blast/; https://mkweather.com/rare-32-inches-80-cm-of-snowfall-in-atacama-desert-chile-more-than-the-region-has-seen-in-the-last-half-century//.

Before both coldwaves, extremely hot weather was peaking in both continents, with +40°C and higher temperatures in Paraguay, Argentina, and southern Brazil /https://mkweather.com/after-devastating-frosts-and-snowing-hottest-winter-times-ever-paraguay-409c-brazil-404c-argentina-392c-and-uruguay-340c/; https://mkweather.com/argentina-405c-in-winter-rivadavia// and very similar maximum temperatures in the South-African region.

In Botswana, the maximum temperature before the arrival of the cold front reached historic +39,7°C on 27. August 2021 in Tubu (a new August national record), while immediately after the arrival of the Antarctic air, on 29. August 2021, minimum temperature to -6,5°C, what is temperature only 4,1°C from the all-time national cold record for the country! Very cold was in Namibia, too, only -6,1°C – only before a month, both countries reported a record coldwave /https://mkweather.com/antarctic-winter-in-africa-namibia-100c-botswana-77c/; https://mkweather.com/botswana-97c-only-09c-from-the-all-time-national-record/; https://mkweather.com/johannesburg-sar-70c-all-time-july-record-zimbabwe-67c-2021//. South Africa reported -9,1°C according to known records, so far.

Extreme heatwave before a few days was observed above Gabon and Congo (with capital Brazaville) – in Gabon, +33,8°C was measured, which is the highest August temperature ever, while in Congo, +36,7°C was observed, which is only 0,3°C from all-time August record.

While for South-African states, colder and more stormy Spring 2021 is forecasted, above Central and South-Central Africa will be very hot and dry /https://mkweather.com/spring-autumn-forecast-for-africa-mostly-hot-and-dry-parts-of-sahel-equatorial-africa-stormy-and-south-africa-stormy-and-cold//.

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