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
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14 day weather forecast Lesotho
The weather for in Lesotho will be 27° till 21° degrees in the next 14 days with several 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
|Monday 6 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.6 mm||15%||4 m/s||3|
|Tuesday 7 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.1 mm||20%||5 m/s||3|
|Wednesday 8 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|2.4 mm||45%||3 m/s||3|
|Thursday 9 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.6 mm||15%||4 m/s||3|
|Friday 10 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|6.8 mm||70%||4 m/s||3|
|Saturday 11 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.2 mm||20%||3 m/s||3|
|Sunday 12 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|2.2 mm||40%||4 m/s||3|
Weather forecast next week
|Monday 13 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|4.5 mm||60%||4 m/s||3|
|Tuesday 14 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|14.1 mm||80%||5 m/s||3|
|Wednesday 15 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.6 mm||15%||2 m/s||3|
|Thursday 16 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|16.5 mm||95%||2 m/s||4|
|Friday 17 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.6 mm||35%||2 m/s||4|
|Saturday 18 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0 mm||0%||2 m/s||4|
|Sunday 19 Dec||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.1 mm||20%||2 m/s||4|
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
|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|
|Days with rain||15||13||13||8||4||3||4||3||6||9||11||15|
|Days with snow||-||-||-||-||-||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|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|
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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Popular places in Lesotho
- Hlotse Camp
- Mohale’s Hoek
- Moyeni Camp
- Thabana Morena
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 6 December 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.