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Cold weather conditions anticipated

The snowcapped Maloti Mountains


Oct. 2, 2020 1 min read

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DUE to a cold front which will pass over the country with associated upper trough, temperatures below freezing point are expected throughout Lesotho starting from Saturday.

According to a statement from the Meteorological Services (LMS), the temperatures are expected to gradually improve from Sunday.

The cold weather will be accompanied by rains across the country with a possibility of light snowfall over some high-lying areas.
The goal of LMS is to provide meteorological services that will contribute towards environmentally sound and sustainable socio-economic development of Lesotho.


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It was created in 1974 as a division within the then Department of Hydrology and Meteorological services.
In 1988 when the unit was upgraded to the present Department of Water Affairs, LMS became a distinct 'cost centre' with its own budget but still within the same department.

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