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The weather guide for Laos (Vientiane) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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When is the best time to go to Laos?

The best time to go to Laos (Vientiane) is January and December based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Laos (Vientiane)29
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Laos (Vientiane)32
  • 35°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Laos (Vientiane)35
  • 36°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Laos (Vientiane)36
  • 34°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Laos (Vientiane)34
  • 33°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Laos (Vientiane)33
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Laos (Vientiane)32
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Laos (Vientiane)32
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Laos (Vientiane)32
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Laos (Vientiane)31
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Laos (Vientiane)30
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Laos (Vientiane)29

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Laos weather overview

Laos is a hilly, landlocked country with jungle covering more than 60 per cent of its surface. It has a single rainy season (May to October) and a dry, sunny climate, averaging 8 hours of daily sunshine for the rest of the year. The best time to visit Laos is during the winter months when the humidity, which makes the rainy season such a trial, abates.

What to pack for Laos weather

In low-lying areas, light clothing is fine whatever the time of year, but be prepared for the monsoon rains. Winter conditions are chillier up in the mountains, especially when cloudy fronts blow in from China, so take warmer clothing if you are planning to go high up.

Which is the hottest month in Laos?

The hottest time of year in Vientiane, Laos is normally April. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 36°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Laos?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Vientiane, Laos with 332mm on average. There are normally 24 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Laos?

The sunniest time of year in Vientiane, Laos is normally December with bright sunshine on average for 75% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

Compare Laos weather with the USA

Below the Laos weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Laos (Vientiane) and the USA (Washington).

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