Windy conditions were prevalent along the so-called convergence line
, being felt most at night when the temperature differential between the trough and the ridge (high pressure extension) is at its highest.
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During the week, a very prominent convergence line
developed, both on the surface, and up to about 25,000 feet.
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This trough follows the convergence line
more or less from Ruacana to Aroab.
Were one to look up, the thin layer of cloud showed that the upper air flow was from north-west to south-east, following the convergence line
which is typical for Namibia, and very typical for the season.
This is called the convergence line
and it loosely defines the interface where the South Atlantic high pressure cell meets the reciprocal lower pressure airflow from the north-east.
When the low pressure from the north meets the opposing high pressure from the south, it creates a visible convergence line
with fresh winds blowing from the north-west.
This separation line is known as a convergence line
It did move somewhat further south than expected on Thursday with the triangle Windhoek Gobabis Mariental, forming the core of the intense trough that formed just north of the convergence line
The convergence line
played a big part in this week's rainfall which, for the greater part, remained west of the convergence line
, following the western escarpment.
While the Pacific Ocean remains in neutral, near-range conditions have improved markedly which should lead to a wet week next week for most of the interior, with scattered falls east of the convergence line
from Ruacana to Aroab.