Bolaven Plateau has three seasons:
- Hot-dry (February to May)
During this season, the average temperature is around 34C with the temperature soaring as high as 39C and dropping as low as 23C. You may still encounter small showers during this season especially when the rainy season draws near. The temperature may drop as you go up the plateau with an altitude of 800-1350 meters. Most of the waterfalls are still going strong during this season, but it gets better during the rainy season.
- Rainy season (June to October)
As the rainy season starts, the average temperature is around 25C which increases to 31C as it approaches the cool-dry season. The temperature may soar as high as 34C and drop as low as 22C. Do expect lots of rain during this season especially in the months of July and August. It is advisable to be extra careful when traveling on the dirt roads as it could be wet and slippery due to the rain. However, do expect strong and beautiful waterfalls during this season as the rain replenishes the source of the waterfall.
- Cool-dry (November to Jan)
During cool-dry season, the average temperature hovers around 30C and temperature may drop as low as 21C and as high as 35C. The coldest month will be in January. This is the best time to visit Bolaven Plateau as it has a comfortable and cool temperature. However, do take note that it gets pretty chilly after sunset, so do remember to bring warm clothing to stay warm.