Lesotho weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Lesotho

The best time to visit in Lesotho is from January until March and September until December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Lesotho is 26°C in January and the lowest is 13°C in June.

Lesotho has the moderate climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Lesotho or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Lesotho by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 25 24 19 17 13 13 17 21 23 24 25
Precipitation (mm) 60 42 35 17 7 14 8 8 10 36 45 64
Climate data from city: Maseru

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14 day weather forecast Lesotho

The weather for in Lesotho will be 22° till 20° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Lesotho is based on the weather conditions in the city of Maseru.

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 16 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 8
Friday 17 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 8
Saturday 18 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 8
Sunday 19 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 4
Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
0.5 mm 15% 5 m/s 6
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 8
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 8

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
11°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 8
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
12°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 8
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
10°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 8
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
14°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
12°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
11.2 mm 90% 2 m/s 1
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
15.3 mm 95% 4 m/s 1

Climate Lesotho

Lesotho has the moderate climate prevailing. There is a lot of rainfall in the summer, and in the winter it is quite dry again. The average annual temperature for Lesotho is 21° degrees and there is about 346 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 236 days a year with an average humidity of 51% and an UV-index of 4.

Climate table of Lesotho

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 25 24 19 17 13 13 17 21 23 24 25
Night temp. (°C) 15 13 11 7 5 2 2 4 8 11 12 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 60 42 35 17 7 14 8 8 10 36 45 64
Days with rain 15 13 13 8 4 3 4 3 6 9 11 15
Days with snow - - - - - 1 - - - - - -
Dry days 16 15 18 22 27 26 27 28 24 22 19 16
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 12 12 10 8 7 7 7 7 9 12 12 12
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 4 4 5 6 6
Climate data from city: Maseru

Lesotho weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Lesotho? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Lesotho?

Lesotho lies in a straight line about 1,043 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Maseru).

How long is the flight to Lesotho?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Lesotho is approximately 1 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Lesotho?

These are the largest airports in Lesotho:

  • Moshoeshoe I International Airport – Maseru

How many inhabitants are there in Lesotho?

Lesotho has approximately 2,233,339 inhabitants.

How big is Lesotho?

The area of Lesotho is around 30,355 km². It is 40x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Lesotho?

The capital of Lesotho is Maseru.

What is the currency of Lesotho?

In Lesotho the Lesotho loti (LSL) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 16 September 2021

  • 1 Lesotho loti = 1.00 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 1.00 Lesotho loti
  • 10 Lesotho loti = 9.99 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 10.01 Lesotho loti
  • 100 Lesotho loti = 99.91 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 100.13 Lesotho loti

What is the area code of Lesotho?

The area code to call Lesotho is +266.