Best time to visit Lesotho

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When is the best time to visit Lesotho?

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

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Lesotho (Maseru)28
    Jan
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Lesotho (Maseru)26
    Feb
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Lesotho (Maseru)24
    Mar
  • 21°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Lesotho (Maseru)21
    Apr
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Lesotho (Maseru)18
    May
  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Lesotho (Maseru)15
    Jun
  • 16°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Lesotho (Maseru)16
    Jul
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Lesotho (Maseru)18
    Aug
  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Lesotho (Maseru)23
    Sep
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Lesotho (Maseru)24
    Oct
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Lesotho (Maseru)26
    Nov
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Lesotho (Maseru)27
    Dec

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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.

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