Laos weather in August

Are you planning a trip to Laos in August and wondering what kind of weather to expect? This page has all the details you need.

What is the weather like in Laos in August?

August in Laos generally has temperatures that range from warm to very warm, with heavy precipitation.

During the day the temperature is warm in Muang Phônsavan at 27°C and very warm in Vientiane at 33°C. As night falls, temperatures generally drop to 25°C in Vientiane and 20°C in Muang Phônsavan. These night and day temperatures are average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and dress for the heat.

In August, precipitation varies across different areas. From heavy rainfall in Ban Phônsavan with an average of 306 mm to heavy rainfall in Vang Vieng with 552 mm. Looking at the climate data spanning the last 30 years, this month sees the heaviest rainfall of the year in Luang Prabang. Most areas experience a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 131 hours of sunlight expected in Luang Prabang. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

For a closer look at August's conditions in Laos, see the map below. For a more detailed look at Laos's yearly weather, check out our Laos climate page.

Where to go in Laos in August

Find the average weather conditions in August for the most popular destinations in Laos on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations in Laos

What is the weather like in August for the 5 most popular destinations in Laos?

Average weather in Luang Prabang

In August Luang Prabang generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Luang Prabang
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
31°C 
23°C 
111 hours 
290 mm 
22 days 
poor 
30°C 
23°C 
131 hours 
312 mm 
25 days 
poor 
30°C 
22°C 
166 hours 
206 mm 
18 days 
poor 
Climate in Luang Prabang

Average weather in Vientiane

In August Vientiane generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Vientiane
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
33°C 
26°C 
130 hours 
367 mm 
21 days 
poor 
33°C 
25°C 
135 hours 
400 mm 
24 days 
poor 
33°C 
25°C 
168 hours 
309 mm 
20 days 
poor 
Climate in Vientiane

Average weather in Vang Vieng

In August Vang Vieng generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Vang Vieng
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
29°C 
23°C 
544 mm 
22 days 
poor 
29°C 
23°C 
552 mm 
25 days 
poor 
30°C 
22°C 
343 mm 
19 days 
poor 
Climate in Vang Vieng

Average weather in Pakse

In August Pakse generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Pakse
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
31°C 
24°C 
143 hours 
424 mm 
25 days 
poor 
31°C 
24°C 
128 hours 
436 mm 
28 days 
poor 
31°C 
24°C 
143 hours 
364 mm 
19 days 
poor 
Climate in Pakse

Average weather in Savannakhet

In August Savannakhet generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Savannakhet
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
32°C 
25°C 
294 mm 
19 days 
poor 
32°C 
25°C 
308 mm 
23 days 
poor 
32°C 
24°C 
275 mm 
18 days 
poor 
Climate in Savannakhet

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Is August the best time to visit Laos?

In our view, August might not be the best time to travel to Laos with often poor weather in Luang Prabang.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in January, February, November and December offering mostly perfect weather in Luang Prabang. On the other hand, the months of June, July, August and September tend to have poor weather conditions.

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