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 / and South America /;

Before both coldwaves, extremely hot weather was peaking in both continents, with +40°C and higher temperatures in Paraguay, Argentina, and southern Brazil /; 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 /;; 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 /

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