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Lesotho expects early snow fall

Snow in Lesotho


March 31, 2020 2 min read

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The Lesotho Meteorological Services (LMS) predicts a slight chance of snowfall over some of the high-lying areas of the country, effective from Tuesday March 31. LMS revealed in a statement issued on Monday that it is expected to be cloudy and cool but cold in some places in the highlands, however, there is a possibility (80%) of widespread rain.

It highlights that on Wednesday, it will be partly cloudy and slightly warm but cool to cold in the highlands with a chance (40%) of scattered rain, with light to moderate north-westerly wind. While on Thursday, the nation should expect partly cloudy and mild but cool to cold in the highlands with a chance (20%) of isolated rain, with light and variable wind.

It further indicates that more scattered rains (40%) with cloudy and cool but cold temperatures in highlands should be expected, with light north-westerly wind on Friday.


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Over years, Disaster Management Authority (DMA) prepares for disasters and emergencies that may occur during winter season. Their duty is to ensure that they encounter any challenges that may happen as well as rescuing the lives that may be in danger.

Their preparedness plan includes ensuring that there is enough salt to melt snow in order to make sure that the roads are accessible for all. Throughout the process they involve all the stakeholders such as police and District Administrators (DA) as they work with them when dealing with some emergencies.

Snowy and cold weather conditions are common in Lesotho during winter and at times temperatures drop below ten degrees Celsius in most parts of the country.

Lesotho winter ranges from May to August, lows are slightly above freezing (0 °C or 32 °F), while highs are around 16/19 °C (61/66 °F) during this period.

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