March weather forecast
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Weather in March

March in Laos is characterized by a significant shift in climate, marking the beginning of the hot season. As the month progresses, temperatures rise considerably, and the climate begins to transition from the dry and cooler conditions of February to the hotter, more oppressive weather conditions that prevail from March until mid-May.

Vientiane, the capital city situated in the center-south region of the country, experiences considerable heat during March. Average high temperatures in Vientiane can reach up to 34°C (93.2°F) during the day, one of the highest temperatures of the year. This rise in temperature is pronounced due to the city's geographical location in the low-lying plains near the Mekong River.

In the northern region around Luang Prabang, temperatures also start to increase in March, though they are slightly more moderate compared to Vientiane due to the surrounding mountains. Daytime highs in this region can reach up to 30°C (86°F), but nights remain somewhat cool, particularly at higher altitudes.

Compared to the preceding month of February, March is significantly hotter. The increase in heat is notable and can feel quite oppressive, particularly in the central and southern regions of Laos. Despite the rise in temperature, rainfall remains minimal as the dry season persists throughout March. However, the average relative humidity begins to increase from a low of 66% in February to a higher level in March, indicating the start of the transition towards the rainy season.

While the sun continues to shine for 8 to 9 hours a day, the sun's ultraviolet index starts to reach dangerous levels, often hitting the high zone of 11 to 12. Therefore, precautions for sun protection become essential during this period.

March does not hold any record for the extreme temperatures in Laos, but it is noteworthy for the stark transition it represents from the cool dry season to the onset of the hot season. This time of year is considered challenging for outdoor activities due to the high heat and sun exposure.

  • Vientiane - March »
    March ushers in an average high-temperature of a still hot 33°C (91.4°F) in Vientiane aligning closely with the preceding month. The least humid month in Vientiane is March, with an average relative humidity of 66%.
  • Luang Prabang - March »
    The month of March signifies an evident shift in Luang Prabang weather conditions, making the transition from spring to early summer. Entering March, Luang Prabang's average high-temperature reads a still hot 33.1°C (91.6°F), indicating a close resemblance to the previous month's climate.
  • Pakse - March »
    The least humid month in Pakse, Laos, is March, with an average relative humidity of 59%. With an average relative humidity of 59%, March is the least humid month in Pakse.
  • Savannakhet - March »
    In Savannakhet, during March, the rain falls for 4 days and regularly aggregates up to 32mm (1.26") of precipitation. In Savannakhet, during March, the rain falls for 4 days and regularly aggregates up to 32mm (1.26") of precipitation.
  • Thakhek - March »
    On the last day of March, in Thakhek, sunrise is at 05:55 and sunset at 18:13 +07. What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Thakhek?
  • Phonsavan - March »
    In Phonsavan, Laos, during March, the rain falls for 5 days and regularly aggregates up to 57mm (2.24") of precipitation. The transition into March in Phonsavan shows a subtle variation to a still moderately hot 28.1°C (82.6°F) from February's 25.7°C (78.3°F) in the average high-temperature.
  • Muang Kasi - March »
    The least humid month in Muang Kasi is March, with an average relative humidity of 53%. With an average relative humidity of 53%, March is the least humid month in Muang Kasi.
  • Luang Namtha - March »
    The weather in March in Luang Namtha begins to warm up considerably, with increases in daytime temperatures, rainfall, and the UV index, reaching 12, the highest for the year. In Luang Namtha, during March, the rain falls for 5 days and regularly aggregates up to 32mm (1.26") of precipitation.
  • Muang Pa - March »
    March is the least humid month in Muang Pa, with an average relative humidity of 47%. In Muang Pa, in March, during 7.8 rainfall days, 20mm (0.79") of precipitation is typically accumulated.
Updated: May 24, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

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