Lesotho WeatherBasotho Weather
Temperatures, rainfall, when to go, what to grab
However, they do not go below 1,400 meters (4,600 feet), while it gets cooler as they get higher. The weather in Lesotho is often instable, with fast fluctuations in winds and temperatures from one day to the next. Winters are the wettest time of year, while summers are the rainy ones. Maseru, the capitol, is 1,600 meters above sealevel, but most of the land is traversed by the Drakensberg Mountains and is over 2,000 meters high; the highest summit is Thabana Ntlenyana at 3,482 meters (11,424 feet).
The weather is temperate: it is warmer in the summers, sometimes scorching, but with chilly days, and milder in the winters, but with chilly days. The peaks fluctuate by 24/28 degrees Celsius in November to March and the troughs by 12/15 degrees Celsius in summers; this is also the wet period, as storms in the afternoons do not greatly affect the length of the sun.
From May to August, the lowest values are slightly above zero (0°C or 32°F) in winters, while the highest values are 16/19°C (61/66°F). These are the mean temperature of Maseru. Maximum (°F)828175706461616673757981 Rainfall in Maseru is 660 millimeters (26 inches) per year, of which more than 85 mm (3.3 inches) from November to March, while rainfall is low in winters.
Even though it is a drought, sometimes there can be snows. Dater 12121211842284228422349101188 The star in Maseru is shining all year round, as the following chart shows. There is more frequent downpours of rain at high altitude, over 2,000 meters (6,500 feet). From November to March is the best time of year to come to Lesotho, because it is definitely sunshine and at nights it is less chilly than the year.
It can get overheated during the night, but the night stays cold. Even in Maseru it makes sense to take a pullover for the evenings. Winters (June to August): in Maseru spring/autumn clothing, sweaters and warmer jackets for the evenings; over 2,000 meters, down coat, mittens, scarf, cap, walking boots.
Summers (December-February): in Maseru lightweight clothing for the days, pullover and cardigan for the evenings, coneflower, lightweight raincover or parasol; for the highest layers, pullover or pullover, hot coat, walking shoes.