Lai Châu weather in May ( Lai Châu Province, Vietnam)

How is the weather in Lai Châu in May? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In May, Lai Châu typically experiences very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 30°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 21°C. Often, it stands out as the year's warmest month. With this in mind, cool breathable fabrics will make navigating the heat much more bearable. Always be ready to embrace the warmth while staying cool and protected.

Lai Châu in May falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 314 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 16 days.

The area enjoys a balanced 188 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Lai Châu. January, February, October, November and December typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, May, June, July, August and September tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Lai Châu climate page with graphs.

 

Lai Châu, monthly averages in May

Min Temperature 21°C  
Max Temperature 30°C  
Chance of Rain 52%  
Precipitation 314 mm  
Rainy days 16 days  
Humidity 80%  
Sunshine 188 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Vietnam in May

Find out more about the weather in Vietnam in May and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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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).

So, what should you wear in Lai Châu in May?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.

Swimming
7/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

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