NAMA KAROO is a xeric shrubland ecoregion located on the central
* 1 Climate * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links
The climate tends to be volatile and very harsh. Droughts are frequent with rain primarily falling in the summer. Rainfall can also be varied with it fluctuating between 100 and 520 millimetres (3.94 and 20.47 in) per year. Rainfall is known to be highly seasonal, peaking between December and March. It tends to decrease from the east to west and from north to south. The variability in the inter-annual rainfall also tends to increase with increasing aridity. Temperature variations as large as 25 °C or 45 °F between day and night are common. Mean maximum temperatures in the mid-summer (January) exceeds 30 °C (86 °F), while mean minimum mid-winter (July) temperatures are below freezing.
* ^ "Nama Karoo". Ecoregions. Worldwildlife.org. Retrieved 18
* ^ Desmet, P.G., and R.M. Cowling. 1999. The climate of the Karoo
– A functional approach. Pages 3-16 in W.R.J. Dean and S.J. Milton.
The Karoo. Ecological patterns and processes. Cambridge University
* ^ Werger, M.J.A. 1978. Biogeographical divisions of southern
Africa. Pages 231-99 in M.J.A. Werger and W. Junk, editors.