Temperature

Temperature also changes quite dramatically from west to east. The consistently cool conditions and high humidity at the coast, caused by the ocean, give way to rapid increases in temperature and decreases in humidity further inland. Summer maximum temperatures can reach 43° C on NamibRand, but usually cool down considerably at night, due to the prevailing westerly winds. Winter in the Namib can be bitterly cold, with minimum temperatures falling below -4 C°.