South Africa and Lesotho • south africa and lesotho

The mountainous country of South Africa and Lesotho is completely surrounded by the eastern region of South Africa. There as shown is this image, acquired by the MODIS on the Terra satellite on June 6, 2006. Lesotho, which has a long and complex history, is the only independent state in the world that lies entirely above 1000 meters in elevation.

Lesotho has 300 days of sunshine. Therefore rainy season extends from October to April in which Lesotho gets 70mm of rainfall, mostly during severe thunderstorms. Extensive snow falls are possible in winter but may occur in any month on the high mountains. Also Night time temperatures go below freezing in winter (May — September)- and houses do not feature central heating, so bring a jacket.

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