The best times to visit Maseru for ideal weather are

January 29th to April 15th

or

October 8th to December 9th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Maseru Travel Info

Weather in Maseru

Temperature

Average temperatures in Maseru vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 63rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Maseru, the hottest months are January, December, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid January where highs are regularly around 84.2°F (29°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.1°F (15.6°C) at night.

Maseru Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Maseru Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Maseru Perceived Temperature (F)

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Maseru Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Maseru Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 83.1 74.5 59.4
Feb 80.2 73 59
Mar 77.9 70.1 54.3
Apr 72 63.7 46.8
May 68.7 59.7 42.4
Jun 59.1 50.7 34.8
Jul 61.7 51.3 34.1
Aug 68.5 58.4 39.5
Sep 75 66.2 45
Oct 76.4 67.2 51.5
Nov 79.3 71.3 53.5
Dec 80.4 73.2 57.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.4 23.6 15.2
Feb 26.8 22.8 15
Mar 25.5 21.2 12.4
Apr 22.2 17.6 8.2
May 20.4 15.4 5.8
Jun 15.1 10.4 1.6
Jul 16.5 10.7 1.2
Aug 20.3 14.7 4.2
Sep 23.9 19 7.2
Oct 24.7 19.6 10.8
Nov 26.3 21.8 11.9
Dec 26.9 22.9 14.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Maseru are July, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late November to early December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.

When can you find snow in Maseru? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Maseru.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Maseru (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 24% 0 2.6
Feb 26% 0 3.4
Mar 20% 0 3.7
Apr 14% 0 1.9
May 5% 0 1
Jun 5% 0 3.9
Jul 2% 0 0.6
Aug 4% 0 0.4
Sep 5% 0 0.8
Oct 15% 0 1.2
Nov 22% 0 8.5
Dec 31% 0 4.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 24 0 6.6
Feb 26 0 8.6
Mar 20 0 9.4
Apr 14 0 4.8
May 5 0 2.5
Jun 5 0 9.9
Jul 2 0 1.5
Aug 4 0 1
Sep 5 0 2
Oct 15 0 3
Nov 22 0 21.6
Dec 31 0 11.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Maseru has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is September (17.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (45.2%).

Wind in Maseru is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by September and December. November’s average wind speed of around 9 knots (10.4 MPH or 16.7 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late October to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 17 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Maseru.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 6 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.4 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.3 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Apr 5 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
May 4.7 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.5 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.6 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 6 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Sep 7.2 Gentle breeze 13.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 6.5 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Nov 9 Gentle breeze 13.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 6.8 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 42.4%
Feb 45.2%
Mar 40.6%
Apr 37.9%
May 33.5%
Jun 35%
Jul 33%
Aug 24.8%
Sep 17.5%
Oct 35.8%
Nov 32.2%
Dec 38.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Maseru?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Lesotho; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Maseru, Lesotho is January, followed by July and September. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Maseru in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 75 in December means 75% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Maseru Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 80.9°F (27.2°C) and 63.5°F (17.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Maseru, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 82.2°F (27.9°C) and 71.5°F (21.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Maseru to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.2°F (29°C) and 78.1°F (25.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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