The best times to visit Laos for ideal weather are

November 26th to February 25th

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

 

 


Other Laos Travel Info

Weather in Laos

Temperature

Average temperatures in Laos vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 29th 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 Laos, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid April where highs are regularly around 93.2°F (34°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.1°F (22.3°C) at night.

Laos Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Laos 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.

Laos Perceived Temperature (F)

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Laos Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Laos 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 79.7 69.4 57.2
Feb 86.1 75 61.4
Mar 89.2 78.9 66.1
Apr 91.6 82.3 71
May 90.5 82.8 73.5
Jun 88.2 81.9 74.6
Jul 86.4 80.5 74
Aug 86.3 80.2 73.7
Sep 86.4 79.9 72.9
Oct 85.2 78.1 69.7
Nov 83.6 75.4 65.3
Dec 80.1 70.9 60

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 26.5 20.8 14
Feb 30.1 23.9 16.3
Mar 31.8 26.1 18.9
Apr 33.1 27.9 21.7
May 32.5 28.2 23.1
Jun 31.2 27.7 23.7
Jul 30.2 26.9 23.3
Aug 30.2 26.8 23.2
Sep 30.2 26.6 22.7
Oct 29.6 25.6 20.9
Nov 28.7 24.1 18.5
Dec 26.7 21.6 15.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Laos are January, February, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early August with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

When can you find snow in Laos? 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 Laos.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Laos (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 3% 0 0.5
Feb 3% 0 0.4
Mar 8% 0 1.6
Apr 22% 0 4
May 36% 0 7.6
Jun 43% 0 9.8
Jul 55% 0 14.4
Aug 54% 0 13.8
Sep 44% 0 10.7
Oct 19% 0 4.2
Nov 7% 0 1.2
Dec 4% 0 0.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 1.3
Feb 3 0 1
Mar 8 0 4.1
Apr 22 0 10.2
May 36 0 19.3
Jun 43 0 24.9
Jul 55 0 36.6
Aug 54 0 35.1
Sep 44 0 27.2
Oct 19 0 10.7
Nov 7 0 3
Dec 4 0 1.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Laos has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (53.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (78.3%).

Wind in Laos is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by January and November. March’s average wind speed of around 3.6 knots (4.1 MPH or 6.6 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 6.2 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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 3.5 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Feb 3.4 Barely noticeable 5.9 Light breeze
Mar 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze
Apr 3.3 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
May 3.1 Barely noticeable 5.3 Light breeze
Jun 3.1 Barely noticeable 5.2 Light breeze
Jul 3 Barely noticeable 5 Light breeze
Aug 2.8 Barely noticeable 4.8 Light breeze
Sep 2.8 Barely noticeable 4.8 Light breeze
Oct 3.2 Barely noticeable 5.2 Light breeze
Nov 3.5 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Dec 3.5 Barely noticeable 5.5 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 59.5%
Feb 54%
Mar 53.9%
Apr 59.4%
May 67.2%
Jun 73.4%
Jul 77.6%
Aug 78.3%
Sep 76.6%
Oct 70.9%
Nov 65.6%
Dec 63.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Laos?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Laos; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. 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 Laos is February, followed by November and July. 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 Laos in March. 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 70 in March means 70% of the tourists vs. February.

 

 

Overall Laos Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93.2°F (34°C) and 88.7°F (31.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 13 to 17 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Laos, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 86.8°F (30.4°C) and 82.3°F (27.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 13 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Laos to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90°F (32.2°C) and 77.2°F (25.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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