Climate Laos

Laos has a tropical climate with three seasons. The cool, dry season runs from late October to March (20-25 °C). Especially in the higher areas it can be cold  overnight with only a few degrees. This is followed by the hot season from March to June and can reach high temperatures (around 35 °C). The rainy season lasts from June to early October. Depending on the area, there may be heavy rain fall, usually in the afternoon and evening. Especially August/September are very wet.
The infrastructure in Laos is not very good, so some areas are difficult to access at this time of year.

Best time to go to Laos

You can get around Laos the greater part of the year. The cool, dry season from October to March is the best time to travel, but in the higher regions the weather is pleasant until June. Even in rainy season you can do activities, but keep in mind that particular afternoons can have heavy rain showers. You might need to adjust your route due to impassable roads. Plan your Laos tour package ahead!
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Time difference Laos

Laos is 5 hours (in winter 6 hours) ahead of Central Europe Time.