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Bureau of Meteorology

Angola Weather

Angola Weather

Angola, located on the west coast of southern Africa, experiences a diverse range of climates due to its vast size and topographical variations. Here's an overview of the weather types, data, and seasons in Angola:

  1. Tropical Climate:

    • Angola has a predominantly tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons.
  2. Temperature:

    • Coastal Areas: Along the coast, temperatures are relatively mild, with average highs ranging from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius (68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit) throughout the year.
    • Interior Regions: Inland areas experience greater temperature variations, with higher daytime temperatures and cooler nights.
  3. Wet and Dry Seasons:

    • Wet Season: The wet season generally occurs from November to April, with the peak of rainfall between December and March. During this period, Angola receives the majority of its annual precipitation.
    • Dry Season: The dry season typically extends from May to October, characterized by lower rainfall and drier conditions.
  4. Rainfall:

    • Angola's rainfall patterns vary across regions. The northern part of the country receives more rainfall than the arid south.
    • In the north, annual rainfall can exceed 1,000 millimeters (39 inches), supporting lush vegetation.
    • The southern regions, such as the Namib Desert border, are much drier.
  5. Seasonal Winds:

    • Angola experiences seasonal winds. The Benguela Current along the coast influences the climate, bringing cooler temperatures and sometimes fog.
  6. Climatic Zones:

    • Northern Angola: This region has a more equatorial climate with higher humidity and greater rainfall.
    • Central Angola: This area has a transition climate, experiencing both wet and dry conditions.
    • Southern Angola: The south is more arid and can have desert-like conditions, especially near the Namib Desert.
  7. Temperature Extremes:

    • Inland areas, particularly in the central plateau, can experience temperature extremes, with daytime highs reaching over 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) during the hottest months.
  8. Natural Hazards:

    • Angola may be prone to occasional natural hazards such as droughts and floods, particularly during the wet season.
  9. Ecological Diversity:

    • The country's diverse climate supports a range of ecosystems, from tropical rainforests in the north to semi-arid landscapes in the south.
  10. Agro-Economic Impacts:

    • The seasonal patterns of rainfall influence agricultural activities, with farming practices often aligned with the wet and dry seasons.

Given the geographical diversity of Angola, it's essential to consider specific regions when assessing weather conditions and climatic variations. Local weather forecasts can provide more detailed and accurate information based on specific locations within the country.

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