Lesotho weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Lesotho.

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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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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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