, marks the cessation of the monsoon season, leading to considerably less rainfall compared to September
. Temperatures, however, remain steady between 22.9°C and 30.8°C. The decrease in the frequency and intensity of rain showers lends itself to a more comfortable, less humid climate. The transition from the rainy to the dry season brings forth vibrant autumnal hues in the tropical foliage, significantly enhancing the city’s entire aesthetic.
The arrival of October in Vientiane denotes a barely perceptible change in the average high-temperatures to a still tropical 30.8°C from September's 30.9°C. Vientiane's nighttime temperature in October drops to an average of 22.9°C.
For most parts of October, the heat index is computed to be a blistering 40°C. Undertake additional precautions, heat cramps and heat exhaustion could happen. Heatstroke could occur from sustained activity.
Realize that the values for the heat index are set for shaded places and light winds. If directly exposed to the sun, the heat index could rise by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'real feel' or 'feels like', is an indicator that blends the effects of temperature and humidity to depict perceived warmth. One's weather perception can be influenced by a range of factors including metabolic differences, being pregnant, and their level of physical activity. In direct sunlight, the heat's impact can be heightened, potentially leading to an increase in the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are primarily vital for children. Younglings frequently fail to recognize the requirement to rest and rehydrate. Thirst emerges late in dehydration - it is imperative to keep hydration levels high, particularly during extended physical exertions.
The primary way humans combat excessive warmth is by perspiring, letting sweat evaporate and cool the body. When there is an excess of moisture in the atmosphere, the efficiency of the evaporation process is lessened, leading to less efficient body cooling and a sensation of overheating. When heat surpasses the body's release mechanisms, dehydration and overheating risks become pronounced.
The average relative humidity in October in Vientiane, Laos, is 78%.
In Vientiane, in October, during 9 rainfall days, 78mm of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Vientiane, during the entire year, the rain falls for 118 days and collects up to 1661mm of precipitation.
In October, the average length of the day in Vientiane is 11h and 44min.
On the first day of October in Vientiane, sunrise is at 05:59 and sunset at 17:58. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:07 and sunset at 17:38 +07.
The average sunshine in October is 8h.
In Vientiane, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.Note
: The maximum daily UV index, 11 in October, converts into the following recommendations:
Employ all crucial safeguards, unprotected skin could burn rapidly. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. For holistic sun protection encompassing the eyes, ears, face, and neck, a wide-brim hat is key. Apply generously and frequently a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every two hours, or immediately after swimming or any outdoor exercise.