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Weather in Laos, Best Time to Travel Laos

Everyone's biggest fear is the rainy season. As a result, the question that comes up most often is "when to travel to Laos to avoid too many showers that could ruin our stay?" Here are our answers from Luang Prabang, where we've been based for over 20 years.

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Older versions of travel books from the last 20 years were right to speak of a rainy season extending from May to September. Nowadays, this "green" season is concentrated mainly from late August to early October. It rains, of course, but it doesn't rain all the time - far from it! Most of the time, the weather is good during the day. It can rain in the early evening and sometimes throughout the night. These are thunderstorms with heavy, intense but short-lived rainfall. This is our favorite season for scouting, as the vegetation blooms.

For the rest of the year, there may be a few scattered showers for a short duration.

Here is a simple summary of the seasons to help you choose the right time for your trip to Laos:

October to mid-December: This is the mild but humid season, with fine weather and morning temperatures of around 15 to 20 degrees. Afternoons offer temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 degrees.

Mid-December to February: This is considered winter, with a cool climate, fine weather and morning temperatures of around 10 to 15 degrees. Afternoons are between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius.

March to May: This is summer, with a dry, hot climate, very fine weather and morning temperatures of around 20 to 25 degrees. Afternoons offer temperatures ranging from 30 to 40 degrees.


June to August: This is the most varied season in terms of climate. In some years, the rains come very late, so it's a great time to travel in Laos. It's neither too hot, nor too cold, nor too humid, and the occasional rains revive the rice paddies and thick jungle surrounding each city or town. This is the time of year when farmers are hard at work. It's also a time when there are very few tourists. Temperatures range from 20 to 25 degrees in the morning. Afternoons offer temperatures ranging from 30 to 40 degrees.

Laos is a tropical country with a rapidly changing climate, but you should be aware that the sun shines almost all year round, with rain falling mainly at night, except between late August and early October, when it is somewhat heavier.

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