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Botswana’s department of meteorological services has issued a public warning on a looming cold front from the Atlantic Ocean expected to pass over the southern half of the sub-region, including the southern part of Botswana.

Goitseone Phatsima meteorological services spokesperson on Monday said cold to very cold weather conditions are expected this week in some parts of the country.

“A cold front from the Atlantic Ocean is expected to pass over the southern half of the sub-region, including the southern part of Botswana,” said Phatsima.

She said the high pressure system following the cold front is expected to significantly drop temperatures from Wednesday to Thursday.

The meteorological services department said minimums and maximum temperatures will range between -6 degree Celsius to 2 degree Celsius and 16 degree Celsius to 21 degree Celsius respectively over the southern parts of the country.

“The rest of the country will experience mild temperatures of 8 degree Celsius to 13 degree Celsius (minimums) and 22 degree Celsius to 25 degree Celsius (maximums) during the same period,” Phatsima said.

The authorities said the cold front is likely to cause crop damage due to overnight frost and prolonged period of cold temperatures and expose humans to the risk of contracting cold related diseases. Enditem

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