Lesotho
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Lesotho

To go to Lesotho, the best time to visit is January through April and September through December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and little precipitation. In Lesotho, January is the warmest month with 79°F and the most cold month is 56°F in June.

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In the table below you can quickly check the average weather in Lesotho per month, the temperature per month or the period with the highest precipitation. Monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

Climate Lesotho by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 79 77 74 67 62 56 56 62 70 73 75 78
Precipitation (inch) 24 17 14 7 3 6 3 3 4 14 18 25

Weather data from: Maseru




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Lesotho weather

The weather for Lesotho over the next 14 days will be 84°F till 93° with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

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

5-day weather forecast Lesotho

Weather
Max/min
Rain
Wind
Sunday
25 september
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84°F
57°F
0.2 in
10 m/s
Monday
26 september
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84°F
59°F
0.1 in
8 m/s
Tuesday
27 september
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84°F
57°F
0.1 in
6 m/s
Wednesday
28 september
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84°F
61°F
0.1 in
9 m/s
Thursday
29 september
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86°F
59°F
0 in
6 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Lesotho


Climate Lesotho

Lesotho has a moderate climate. 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 40° degrees and there is about 136 inch 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.

Lesotho

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 79 77 74 67 62 56 56 62 70 73 75 78
Night temp. (°F) 59 56 52 45 41 36 36 40 46 52 53 57
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 24 17 14 7 3 6 3 3 4 14 18 25
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

Weather data from: Maseru

Lesotho weather by month

What is the average Lesotho weather like in a given month? 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 8,119 miles from United States (New York → Maseru).

How long is the flight to Lesotho?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Lesotho is approximately 21 h. 10 min.

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What are the largest airports in Lesotho?

These are the largest airports in Lesotho:

  • Moshoeshoe I International Airport (MSU) in Maseru

How many inhabitants does Lesotho have?

Lesotho has 2,233,339 inhabitants.

How big is Lesotho?

The surface area of Lesotho is 18,863 mi². It is 13x smaller than United States.

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 for payment.

Exchange rates on 25 September 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 15.41 Lesotho loti
  • 1 Lesotho loti = 0.065 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 1,540.99 Lesotho loti
  • 100 Lesotho loti = 6.49 US dollar

What is the area code of Lesotho?

The area code to call Lesotho is +266.