Weather in January in Laos

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in January in Laos. Is this month a good time to go to Laos? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Laos in January?

The weather conditions in Laos in January are generally perfect.

During January in Laos, the average temperature ranges from high in Vang Vieng with 28°C (82°F) to very high in Pakse with 32°C (90°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 19°C (66°F) in Pakse and 13°C (56°F) in Vang Vieng.

Precipitation in January ranges from almost non in Pakse with an average of 2mm (0.1inch) rainfall to low in Vang Vieng with 11mm (0.4inch). It is the driest month of the year in Luang Prabang. It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 191 hours of sunshine in Luang Prabang during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Laos.

Where to go in Laos in January

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

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Laos

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

Average weather in Luang Prabang

In January Luang Prabang generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (83°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (58°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
27°C / 81°F 
14°C / 57°F 
174 hours 
19mm / 0.7inch 
2 days 
28°C / 83°F 
15°C / 58°F 
191 hours 
10mm / 0.4inch 
2 days 
32°C / 89°F 
15°C / 59°F 
199 hours 
19mm / 0.7inch 
3 days 
Climate in Luang Prabang

Average weather in Vientiane

In January Vientiane generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 18°C (64°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
29°C / 83°F 
18°C / 64°F 
249 hours 
4mm / 0.2inch 
1 day 
29°C / 84°F 
18°C / 64°F 
237 hours 
6mm / 0.2inch 
1 day 
31°C / 88°F 
20°C / 68°F 
214 hours 
17mm / 0.7inch 
2 days 
Climate in Vientiane

Average weather in Vang Vieng

In January Vang Vieng generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C (56°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Vang Vieng
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
28°C / 82°F 
14°C / 58°F 
25mm / 1inch 
28°C / 82°F 
13°C / 56°F 
11mm / 0.4inch 
31°C / 87°F 
15°C / 60°F 
19mm / 0.7inch 
Climate in Vang Vieng

Average weather in Pakse

In January Pakse generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 19°C (66°F) and almost non monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
31°C / 88°F 
19°C / 66°F 
251 hours 
2mm / 0.1inch 
1 day 
32°C / 90°F 
19°C / 66°F 
272 hours 
2mm / 0.1inch 
0 days 
34°C / 92°F 
22°C / 71°F 
245 hours 
12mm / 0.5inch 
1 day 
Climate in Pakse

Average weather in Savannakhet

In January Savannakhet generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (59°F) and almost non monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Savannakhet
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
29°C / 84°F 
15°C / 60°F 
3mm / 0.1inch 
3 days 
29°C / 84°F 
15°C / 59°F 
3mm / 0.1inch 
3 days 
32°C / 90°F 
18°C / 64°F 
25mm / 1inch 
5 days 
Climate in Savannakhet

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Laos.

Is January the best time to go to Laos?

In our opinion January is one of the best times to visit Laos with commonly perfect weather in Luang Prabang.

On average the best time to visit Laos is in January, February, November and December with generally perfect weather in Luang Prabang. The worst months are April, July and August that can have poor weather conditions.

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