The best times to visit Thakhek for ideal weather are

November 19th to February 18th

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

 

 


Other Thakhek Travel Info

Weather in Thakhek

Temperature

Average temperatures in Thakhek vary somewhat. 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 21st 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 Thakhek, the hottest months are April, May, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid April where highs are regularly around 96.8°F (36°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.2°F (25.1°C) at night.

Thakhek Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Thakhek 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.

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Thakhek Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Thakhek 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 83.9 71.4 60.2
Feb 89.3 76.8 66.3
Mar 92.8 81.4 71.7
Apr 95 84.3 75.4
May 92.8 83.7 76.7
Jun 90.6 82.8 77.1
Jul 88.4 81.4 76.3
Aug 88.5 81.3 76.3
Sep 89.3 81.4 75.8
Oct 89.7 80.4 72.7
Nov 89 78 68.6
Dec 85.1 73.2 62.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.8 21.9 15.7
Feb 31.8 24.9 19.1
Mar 33.8 27.4 22.1
Apr 35 29.1 24.1
May 33.8 28.7 24.8
Jun 32.6 28.2 25.1
Jul 31.3 27.4 24.6
Aug 31.4 27.4 24.6
Sep 31.8 27.4 24.3
Oct 32.1 26.9 22.6
Nov 31.7 25.6 20.3
Dec 29.5 22.9 17

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Thakhek are November, December, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid November. For example, on the week of November 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Thakhek? 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 Thakhek.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Thakhek (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 0.2
Feb 5% 0 0.6
Mar 13% 0 2.2
Apr 21% 0 4
May 43% 0 12
Jun 56% 0 15.6
Jul 69% 0 24.1
Aug 60% 0 19.8
Sep 45% 0 10.6
Oct 15% 0 3.4
Nov 1% 0 0.1
Dec 2% 0 0.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 0.5
Feb 5 0 1.5
Mar 13 0 5.6
Apr 21 0 10.2
May 43 0 30.5
Jun 56 0 39.6
Jul 69 0 61.2
Aug 60 0 50.3
Sep 45 0 26.9
Oct 15 0 8.6
Nov 1 0 0.3
Dec 2 0 0.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Thakhek has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (56.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (82.2%).

Wind in Thakhek is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and March. January’s average wind speed of around 2.3 knots (2.6 MPH or 4.2 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 early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 5.7 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 2.3 Barely noticeable 5.2 Light breeze
Feb 2 Barely noticeable 4.7 Light breeze
Mar 2.1 Barely noticeable 4.9 Light breeze
Apr 1.7 Barely noticeable 4.5 Light breeze
May 1.3 Barely noticeable 4 Light breeze
Jun 1 Barely noticeable 3.7 Barely noticeable
Jul 0.9 Still 3.5 Light breeze
Aug 0.8 Still 3.3 Barely noticeable
Sep 1 Barely noticeable 3.6 Light breeze
Oct 1.4 Barely noticeable 4.1 Light breeze
Nov 1.8 Barely noticeable 4.9 Light breeze
Dec 2.2 Barely noticeable 5.2 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 56.7%
Feb 56.4%
Mar 57%
Apr 60.4%
May 72.3%
Jun 77.2%
Jul 81.6%
Aug 82.2%
Sep 78.9%
Oct 67.3%
Nov 59.4%
Dec 57.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Thakhek?

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 Thakhek, Laos is January, followed by February and April. 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 Thakhek in August. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 55.2 in August means 55.2% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Thakhek Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 96.8°F (36°C) and 91.8°F (33.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 13 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow 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 17 to 21 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Thakhek, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 91°F (32.8°C) and 87.3°F (30.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 0 to 14 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Thakhek to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.8°F (33.8°C) and 81.7°F (27.6°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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