Lesotho Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
CwbTemperate highland tropical climate with dry wintersTemperate7 Berea Butha-Buthe Leribe Maseru Mokhotlong Qacha's Nek Thaba-Tseka
CfbMarine west coast, warm summerTemperate3 Mafeteng Mohale's Hoek Quthing

Summary: Most regions (7) in Lesotho lie in the Temperate highland tropical climate with dry winters climate zone (Köppen: Cwb). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 18.33°C (64.99°F) in Mohale's Hoek to a low of 11.51°C (52.72°F) in Thaba-Tseka.

Climate Lesotho: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)27.91(82.24)26.67(80.01)25.33(77.59)21.03(69.85)20.02(68.04)17.46(63.43)17.29(63.12)19.6(67.28)22.78(73.0)25.09(77.16)26.03(78.85)27.26(81.07)27.91(82.24)
Average high °C (°F)24.64(76.35)24.01(75.22)22.86(73.15)19.03(66.25)17.06(62.71)13.92(57.06)13.95(57.11)16.87(62.37)20.99(69.78)22.64(72.75)23.32(73.98)24.17(75.51)20.29(68.52)
Daily mean °C (°F)20.93(69.67)20.15(68.27)18.73(65.71)14.9(58.82)12.39(54.3)8.89(48.0)9.23(48.61)12.39(54.3)16.73(62.11)18.55(65.39)19.4(66.92)20.45(68.81)16.06(60.91)
Average low °C (°F)12.8(55.04)11.94(53.49)10.43(50.77)7.25(45.05)5.35(41.63)2.14(35.85)2.1(35.78)4.14(39.45)7.43(45.37)9.26(48.67)10.15(50.27)11.91(53.44)7.91(46.24)
Record low °C (°F)8.93(48.07)8.05(46.49)6.63(43.93)3.72(38.7)2.18(35.92)-0.8(30.56)-1.14(29.95)1.65(34.97)5.28(41.5)6.62(43.92)7.08(44.74)8.4(47.12)-1.14(29.95)
Average precipitation mm (inches)209.79(8.26)175.01(6.89)122.85(4.84)73.06(2.88)23.31(0.92)19.99(0.79)13.99(0.55)18.46(0.73)30.88(1.22)90.49(3.56)148.5(5.85)192.43(7.58)93.23(3.67)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)20.9917.2416.259.284.142.042.092.984.9810.5714.7519.8710.43
Average relative humidity (%)62.5364.4263.6761.7854.050.4348.6241.5538.6544.9352.8559.2853.56
Mean monthly sunshine hours13.4512.8611.258.768.578.598.618.6210.5512.7713.1713.5410.9

Lesotho Climate Graph

Lesotho

Lesotho’s Cities by Temperature

Lesotho’s states/regions ranking by average yearly temperature:

Mafeteng
18.33°C | 64.99°F
Mohale's Hoek
18.33°C | 64.99°F
Maseru
17.27°C | 63.09°F
Berea
17.27°C | 63.09°F
Leribe
17.2°C | 62.96°F
Butha-Buthe
17.2°C | 62.96°F
Quthing
16.84°C | 62.31°F
Qacha's Nek
15.17°C | 59.31°F
Thaba-Tseka
11.51°C | 52.72°F
Mokhotlong
11.51°C | 52.72°F

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