Weather in May in Laos

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in May 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 May?

The weather conditions in Laos in May range from poor to unpleasant depending on the destination.

You can expect very warm maximum average daytime temperatures around 34°C (93°F) and nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) in Luang Prabang. These night and day temperatures are an average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and bring light clothes.

Precipitation in May ranges from heavy in Luang Prabang with an average of 161mm (6.3inch) rainfall to heavy in Vang Vieng with 371mm (15inch). It is also generally a moderate sunny month with an average of 185 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 May

Find the average weather conditions in May 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 May for the 5 most popular destinations in Laos?

Average weather in Luang Prabang

In May Luang Prabang generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 34°C (93°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
<<   April April
<<  
35°C / 95°F 
21°C / 70°F 
197 hours 
108mm / 4.3inch 
9 days 
poor 
34°C / 93°F 
23°C / 73°F 
185 hours 
161mm / 6.3inch 
13 days 
June   >> June
>>  
33°C / 91°F 
24°C / 75°F 
129 hours 
195mm / 7.7inch 
16 days 
Climate in Luang Prabang

Average weather in Vientiane

In May Vientiane generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (77°F) 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
<<   April April
<<  
35°C / 94°F 
25°C / 76°F 
226 hours 
93mm / 3.7inch 
8 days 
33°C / 91°F 
25°C / 77°F 
198 hours 
237mm / 9.3inch 
16 days 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
25°C / 78°F 
144 hours 
266mm / 10inch 
19 days 
poor 
Climate in Vientiane

Average weather in Vang Vieng

In May Vang Vieng generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) 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
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
34°C / 93°F 
21°C / 70°F 
178mm / 7inch 
33°C / 91°F 
23°C / 73°F 
371mm / 15inch 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
33°C / 91°F 
24°C / 75°F 
490mm / 19inch 
poor 
Climate in Vang Vieng

Average weather in Pakse

In May Pakse generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 34°C (93°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (78°F) 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
<<   April April
<<  
36°C / 96°F 
26°C / 78°F 
228 hours 
69mm / 2.7inch 
7 days 
poor 
34°C / 93°F 
25°C / 78°F 
203 hours 
231mm / 9.1inch 
16 days 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 89°F 
25°C / 77°F 
147 hours 
353mm / 14inch 
20 days 
poor 
Climate in Pakse

Average weather in Savannakhet

In May Savannakhet generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (92°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) 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
<<   April April
<<  
35°C / 96°F 
24°C / 75°F 
100mm / 3.9inch 
8 days 
poor 
33°C / 92°F 
24°C / 75°F 
216mm / 8.5inch 
18 days 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
33°C / 91°F 
25°C / 77°F 
225mm / 8.9inch 
18 days 
poor 
Climate in Savannakhet

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

Is May the best time to go to Laos?

In our opinion May is not the best time to visit Laos with commonly unpleasant 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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