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Usual weather in Lesotho

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Lesotho? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Lesotho

The climate of Lesotho is temperate. You can expect cooler weather here than in surrounding regions, thanks to the altitude of Lesotho. Here are cool or cold and dry winters, but hot and wet summers. The yearly precipitation is not high, it is highest in the north and east.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Hlotse, Khatse, Mafeteng, Malealea, Maseru, Mohale's Hoek, Mokhotlong, Morija, Oxbow, Quthing, Sehlabathebe National Park, Semonkong, Teyateyaneng, Thaba Tseka, Thaba Bosiu, Ts'ehlanyane National Park.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is #x# - Overview:, the average temperature is -3200 ℃ (-5728 ℉). The coldest month here is #x# - Overview:, the average temperature is 3200 ℃ (5792 ℉).

When travelling to some places in Lesotho, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Thabana Ntlenyana (3482 m) and the lowest point is junction of the Orange and Makhaleng Rivers (1400 m). So there are quite big differences in altitudes in this country, so you can expect the weather to be different in different altitudes as well. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Lesotho. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Lesotho in January is this: When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:59 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:48 and at the end of the month 13:30.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Lesotho in February is this: When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:30 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:07 and at the end of the month 12:41.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Lesotho in March is this: When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:41 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:15 and at the end of the month 11:48.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Lesotho in April is this: When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:48 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:23 and at the end of the month 10:59.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Lesotho in May is this: When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:59 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:39 and at the end of the month 10:24.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Lesotho in June is this: When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:24 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:16 and at the end of the month 10:17.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Lesotho in July is this: When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:17 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:25 and at the end of the month 10:40.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Lesotho in August is this: When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:40 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:00 and at the end of the month 11:23.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Lesotho in September is this: When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:23 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:49 and at the end of the month 12:15.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Lesotho in October is this: When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:15 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:41 and at the end of the month 13:06.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Lesotho in November is this: When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:29 and at the end of the month 13:47.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Lesotho in December is this: When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:47 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:58 and at the end of the month 14:00.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.



When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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