Luang Prabang Weather

Current conditions at Luang-Prabang:

Mostly Cloudy 31°C
Humidity: 66%
Winds: From the West at 9 MPH
Visibility: 10.0 km

Last Updated on June 21, 1:00 PM +07

 
Luang Prabang's northerly location gives it more pronounced seasons that other Southeast Asian destinations, although the climate is still decidedly tropical. As in Thailand to the south, there is a cool and dry season from November to March, which is the best time to visit. The monsoon begins in April, and peaks in August. See box at right for current conditions. Visit Weather Underground for more details.
 

Five-Day Weather Forecast for Vientiane

Thursday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
32°C / 23°C
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60% Chance of Rain
Friday
Thunderstorm
31°C / 23°C
Thunderstorm
80% Chance of Rain
Saturday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
31°C / 23°C
Chance of a Thunderstorm
40% Chance of Rain
Sunday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
30°C / 23°C
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60% Chance of Rain
Monday
Thunderstorm
29°C / 23°C
Thunderstorm
80% Chance of Rain
Tuesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
31°C / 23°C
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50% Chance of Rain

Historical Weather Patterns for Vientiane

Luang Prabang has a greater temperature range than more southerly cities. Nights can be very cold from December to February, while days in March and April can be extremely hot, before the rains arrive.
 

Average Highs & Lows (°C)
Average highs and lows

The rainy season is very pronounced in Luang Prabang, with the rain increasing steady from April to peak in August. However, we would hasten to point out that the rainy season is not an entirely bad time to visit. Having visited Luang Prabang in August ourselves, we can vouchfor the fact that the rains come inthe late afternoon, leaving clear mornings to explore the city before retiring for an afternoon nap before dinner.
 

Average Monthly Rainfall (cm)
Average monthly rainfall