2 faces of Africa we can see on Monday, 17. August 2020.
While in the North summer 2020 in on his peak, with maximum temperatures up to +50,2°C (122°F) in Gabes, Tunisia (5°C below African record from Tunisia, 1931), in the South Africa big Antarctic coldwave with wind, snow and freezing temperatures in ongoing.
Tunisia is currently a country with the highest positive temperature in 850 hPa anomaly in Africa, up to +8°C.
On the contrary, over parts of South Africa, T850hPa and 2m temperature anomalies reach -20°C. This Antarctic cold blast brings strong frosts and snow. South Africa has experienced with the lowest temperature of winter 2020, -14,6°C (6°F) in Buffelsfontein Farm, in Monday´s morning.
On mountains and more rarely in lower areas, snowing is excepting during Monday and Tuesday in this air mass.
A big coldwaves are excepting parts of South America and Australia, too. Hotter than over Sahara is in Death Valley and in Persian Gulf.