Weather, climate and best time to go to Lesotho

Everything you want to know about the weather, climate, time difference, vaccinations and best travel months for Lesotho

Best time to go to Lesotho

Best time to go to Lesotho

The best time to go to Lesotho is from february until may and august until october, in which you have a soft till warm temperature and barely till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in Lesotho is 27° in january and the lowest is 14° in june.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in Lesotho or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for Lesotho
  Max temp Precipchance Precip Snow days
Jan 27° 164 mm 0
Feb 26° 121 mm 0
Mar 25° 75 mm 0
Apr 21° 45 mm 0
May 18° 22 mm 0
Jun 14° 37 mm 1
Jul 14° 22 mm 1
Aug 17° 18 mm 1
Sep 22° 30 mm 0
Oct 24° 108 mm 0
Nov 25° 133 mm 0
Dec 27° 152 mm 0
  • No or hardly any rainfall
  • Little rainfall
  • Sometimes rainfall
  • Regular rainfall
  • Often rainfall
  • Almost always rainfall

Want to know more about the climate of Lesotho? Go to the full climate information about Lesotho

Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to Lesotho indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for Lesotho.

Best warm months
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Climate Lesotho

Climate Lesotho

In Lesotho there are 5 types of climates prevailing, namely the cold semi-arid climate, humid subtropical climate, temperate oceanic climate, monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate and subtropical highland climate. The average annual temperature for Lesotho is 22° degrees and there is 927 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 213 days a year with an average humidity of 52% and an UV-index of 5.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for Maseru in Lesotho per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan 27° 20° 164 mm 18 0 13 2 6
Feb 26° 19° 121 mm 16 0 12 2 6
Mar 25° 17° 75 mm 14 0 17 2 5
Apr 21° 13° 45 mm 10 0 20 2 4
May 18° 22 mm 6 0 25 2 4
Jun 14° 37 mm 5 1 24 2 4
Jul 14° 22 mm 4 1 26 2 3
Aug 17° 18 mm 4 1 26 2 5
Sep 22° 13° 30 mm 8 0 22 2 5
Oct 24° 16° 108 mm 12 0 19 2 6
Nov 25° 18° 133 mm 15 0 15 2 6
Dec 27° 20° 152 mm 17 0 14 2 6

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum 27° in january in Lesotho and at least around 20° degrees. In january there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 164 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in Lesotho.

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum 26° in february in Lesotho and at least around 19° degrees. In february there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 121 mm and the it will be dry 12 days this month in Lesotho.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum 25° in march in Lesotho and at least around 17° degrees. In march there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 75 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Lesotho.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum 21° in april in Lesotho and at least around 13° degrees. In april there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 45 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Lesotho.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum 18° in may in Lesotho and at least around 9° degrees. In may there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 22 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month in Lesotho.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 14° in june in Lesotho and at least around 4° degrees. In june there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 37 mm. The it will be dry 24 days this month in Lesotho and on average, it snows 1 day in june.

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 14° in july in Lesotho and at least around 4° degrees. In july there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 22 mm. The it will be dry 26 days this month in Lesotho and on average, it snows 1 day in july.

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 17° in august in Lesotho and at least around 8° degrees. In august there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 18 mm. The it will be dry 26 days this month in Lesotho and on average, it snows 1 day in august.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 22° in september in Lesotho and at least around 13° degrees. In september there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Lesotho.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum 24° in october in Lesotho and at least around 16° degrees. In october there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 108 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in Lesotho.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum 25° in november in Lesotho and at least around 18° degrees. In november there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 133 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in Lesotho.

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum 27° in december in Lesotho and at least around 20° degrees. In december there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 152 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month in Lesotho.

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Weather statistics Lesotho

Weather statistics Lesotho

View all weather statistics from Lesotho per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between Lesotho and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast Lesotho

14 day weather forecast Lesotho

The weather for Maseru in Lesotho will be 23° till 22° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week
  Tu21 Aug We22 Aug Th23 Aug Fr24 Aug Sa25 Aug Su26 Aug Mo27 Aug
  Broken wolken Betrokken wolken Enkele wolken Enkele wolken Enkele wolken Enkele wolken Helder hemel
Max (°C) 23° 18° 22° 22° 23° 10° 13°
Min (°C) 10° -1°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 0% 20% 0% 25% 15% 0% 0%
Rainfall (mm) 0mm 1.3mm 0mm 2.1mm 0.3mm 0mm 0mm
UV-index
UV-index 4 3 8 8 8 7 8
Weather forecast next week
  Tu28 Aug We29 Aug Th30 Aug Fr31 Aug Sa1 Sep Su2 Sep Mo3 Sep
  Helder hemel Enkele wolken Broken wolken Helder hemel Gespreide bewolking Broken wolken Broken wolken
Max (°C) 11° 18° 19° 23° 22° 22° 20°
Min (°C) 11° 10° 12°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 15%
Rainfall (mm) 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0.2mm
UV-index
UV-index 8 8 6 7 6 6 4
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About Lesotho

About Lesotho

Lesotho is in the continental part Afrika and the capital is Maseru. It is 30.355 km² and has a population of 2.233.339. In terms of area, the country is somewhat smaller United Kingdom. If you want to call Lesotho you have to use +266 or 00266 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +2665012457809 or 002665012457809.


Lesotho is in a straight line at 9.389 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 13 hour.

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Time difference Lesotho

Time difference Lesotho

In Lesotho it is now 18:47 hour in the evening on tuesday 21 august 2018. That is equal to the time in United Kingdom. The time zone of Lesotho is Africa/Maseru and the Greenwich time is UTC+02.

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Vaccinations Lesotho

Vaccinations Lesotho

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Lesotho.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabiës
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tuberculose (TBC)
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Currency Lesotho

Currency Lesotho

In Lesotho the Lesothaanse loti is used to pay.

Exchange rate Lesothaanse loti op
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21 2018

1 Lesothaanse loti = € 0,06 euro
100 Lesothaanse loti = € 5,89 euro

1 euro = 16,99 Lesothaanse loti
100 euro = 1.699,10 Lesothaanse loti

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

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Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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