Laos: Weather & when to go: January

January overview

January is widely considered to be the best time of year to visit Laos, as most regions experience low rainfall and high levels of sunshine. Weather conditions throughout the country will be pleasant as humidity levels are lower and temperature highs will also remain pleasantly in the high 20°C rang in popular destinations like Vientiane. The southern regions will receive hotter average temperatures around 30°C but these are still considered to be comfortable by Laotian standards. However, it’s worth noting that in higher altitudes, evening temperatures can be surprisingly cool during January, dropping to around 17°C.