Laos Climate & Weather

Laos Climate and Weather

Laos has a tropical climate with year-round high temperatures and two distinct seasons: the wet season from May to October, and the dry season from November to April. During the wet season, the topography of (mountainous) Laos means there is the risk of landslides. The temperatures are lower during the wet season, averaging 73°F (23°C), with August being the wettest month. The dry season has two distinct sub-sections: the cool dry period from November to February and the hot dry season from March to April. Dry season temperatures average at 82°F (28°C), and the hottest month is April. Between March and May Laos experiences a very hot season, with day-time temperatures reaching 104°F (40°C).

The best time to visit Laos is between November and March, when it is dry and temperatures are pleasant, although this is high tourist season and accommodation prices may be higher than they are at other times of the year. If you are travelling on a budget it may actually be better to brave the wet season. Having said that, Laos is still an off-the-beaten track travel destination and you are unlikely to struggle with crowds even during the peak season.

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