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What is the climate like in Lesotho?

The climate of Lesotho has an average yearly temperature of 23°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 18°C and rise to 26°C.

Annually, about 988 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Lesotho. Additionally, about 11 cm of snow falls each year.

The best time to visit Lesotho is April until October. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Lesotho.

Temperature 18 to 26°C
Rain 988 mm
Snow 11 cm
The climate of Lesotho
  • Average yearly temperature: 23°C
  • Highest temperature: 26°C in January
  • Lowest temperature: 18°C in June and July
  • Rainfall: 988 mm per year, averaging 82 mm by month
  • Driest months: 8,6 mm in June, 12 mm in July and 16 mm in August
  • Wettest months: 194 mm in January, 193 mm in February and 155 mm in December
  • Snowfall: 11 cm per year

Climate table Lesotho

The climate table for Lesotho shows the average temperatures, rainfall, snowfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 26 25 25 22 20 18 18 20 23 24 25 25
Nighttime temperature (°C) 12 12 10 6 2 -1 -1 1 5 7 9 11
Rainfall (mm) 194 193 136 66 25 8,6 12 16 30 60 92 155
Snowfall (cm) 0 0 0 0,1 0,9 1,0 2,4 2,8 0,9 1,6 0,8 0
UV Index 9 9 8 7 6 6 6 7 8 9 9 9
Best month No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

Temperature by month in Lesotho

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Lesotho

Temperature by month in Lesotho

Rainfall by month in Lesotho

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Lesotho.

Rainfall by month in Lesotho

Snowfall by month in Lesotho

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters by month in Lesotho.

Snowfall by month in Lesotho

UV index by month in Lesotho

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Lesotho.

UV index by month in Lesotho

Yearly temperature in Lesotho

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Lesotho, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Lesotho

Yearly total rainfall in Lesotho

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Lesotho.

Rainfall per year in Lesotho

Yearly snowfall in Lesotho

This graph shows the average yearly snowfall in Lesotho, measured in centimeters.

Snowfall per year in Lesotho

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Average weather in Lesotho by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Lesotho and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Lesotho, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.