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Climate and weather of Laos



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Climate

 
Laos has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Temperatures are higher in the south (30° in January, 35° in April) than in the north (25° in January and 30° in April). They are milder in the mountains. Annual rainfall varies from 1 300 mm in the north to 2000 mm in the south (3 000 to 4 000 mm in the mountains). They are very irregular from one year to another.

Rainy season (May to October)
Temperatures are high (28 to 30°) and rainfall is abundant. Humidity is very high.

Dry season (November to April)
Temperatures drop until January (25° in the north, 30° in the south) and then rise to April (30° in the north, 35° in the south). Rainfall is very low or nonexistent. Humidity is moderate and sunshine is high.

 When to go to Laos (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Laos is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Vientiane (Capital of Laos)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
23°
24°
27°
29°
29°
28°
min
17°
19°
22°
24°
25°
25°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
28°
28°
28°
26°
24°
22°
min
25°
25°
24°
23°
19°
17°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
10
10
10
40
70
90
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
120
120
100
50
30
10

Pakxe

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
31°
33°
34°
35°
33°
31°
min
16°
21°
25°
25°
25°
24°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
30°
30°
30°
31°
30°
30°
min
24°
24°
24°
23°
23°
19°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
...
...
20
70
220
420
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
380
520
300
100
20
...

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Laos are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Laos weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Laos, a country located in Southeast Asia, is bordered by Vietnam to the east, by Cambodia to the south, by Thailand to the west, by Burma to the northwest and by China to the north.

Capital: Vientiane
Area: 236 000 kmē
Population: 6 800 000 inhabitants
Language: Lao
Currency: Kip

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