Lesotho weather

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The weather guide for Lesotho, represented by Maseru, (Maseru) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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When is the best time to go to Lesotho?

The best time to go to Lesotho (Maseru) is December based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Lesotho (Maseru)28
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Lesotho (Maseru)26
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Lesotho (Maseru)24
  • 21°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Lesotho (Maseru)21
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Lesotho (Maseru)18
  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Lesotho (Maseru)15
  • 16°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Lesotho (Maseru)16
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Lesotho (Maseru)18
  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Lesotho (Maseru)23
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Lesotho (Maseru)24
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Lesotho (Maseru)26
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Lesotho (Maseru)27

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Lesotho weather overview

Lesotho contains the highest land in Southern Africa and, in its upper reaches, temperatures can be very low with snow appearing between May and September. The heaviest rainfall arrives between October and April; January/February are the hottest as well as the wettest months. Night temperatures can be chilly at any time of year.

What to pack for Lesotho weather

Combine warm clothes with lightweights and go prepared for the rainy season.

Which is the hottest month in Lesotho?

The hottest time of year in Maseru, Lesotho is normally January. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 28°C with low heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Lesotho?

In terms of rainfall, January is usually the wettest month in Maseru, Lesotho with 111mm on average. There are normally 13 days in January with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Lesotho?

The sunniest time of year in Maseru, Lesotho is normally August with bright sunshine on average for 85% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the time difference between Lesotho and the UK?

The time difference between Lesotho and the UK is GMT+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Lesotho?

The main languages spoken in Lesotho are Sesotho and English.

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What is the currency in Lesotho?

The currency in Lesotho is the Lesotho Loti (LSL) and the South African Rand (ZAR).

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Which plugs are used in Lesotho?

Lesotho uses electrical plug type M (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Lesotho?

They drive on the left side of the road in Lesotho.

Compare Lesotho weather with the USA

Below the Lesotho weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Lesotho (Maseru) and the USA (Washington).

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