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Best time to visit Maseru, Lesotho

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The best time to visit Maseru is July-August

While Maseru is a popular destination to visit all year round, July-August is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 30℃ (86℉) in Maseru. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 1℃ (33℉) at night.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Maseru during the day, the sun stays up the longest around October. The wet season in Maseru usually falls during the months surrounding December each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Maseru. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

October

Maseru seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Maseru as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Maseru is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Maseru

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Maseru for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Maseru climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Maseru for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
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MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Maseru in January

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 65mm (3") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maseru in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Maseru in February

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maseru in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Maseru in March

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maseru in March, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Maseru in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maseru in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Maseru in May

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maseru in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Maseru in June

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maseru in June, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Maseru in July

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maseru in July, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Maseru in August

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maseru in August, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Maseru in September

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 35%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maseru in September, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Maseru in October

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 40%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maseru in October, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Maseru in November

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maseru in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Maseru in December

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Maseru in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Maseru is usually January, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (79℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Maseru is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Maseru is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Maseru, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in October are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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