When to Travel - Myanmar

  • Best Time to Travel
  • Good Time to Travel
  • Green Season
  • Cool temperatures
  • Very cold

Weather information is an important factor to consider when deciding where or when to travel. The following table offers our opinion on when it is best to travel throughout the year, with the "Green Season" representing months with higher rainfall. "Green Season" days in the Far East tend to be dry in the morning with short sharp showers in the afternoon. Below this we offer average climate statistics, from selected destinations, and a general overview of the country's climate to help you decide when to travel.

Yangon
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Mandalay
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
  • Yangon

    32 32 33 36 36 33 30 29 29 30 31 31
    18 18 19 22 24 25 24 24 24 24 24 23
    10 10 10 10 10 7 4 3 3 5 6 6
    3 3 5 8 51 307 480 582 528 394 180 69
    jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

    Mandalay

    28 31 36 38 37 34 34 33 33 32 29 28
    13 15 19 25 26 26 26 25 24 23 19 13
    9 9 9 9 8 6 5 4 6 7 8 9
    3 3 5 31 147 160 69 104 137 109 51 3
    jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

Climate - Myanmar

Just like Thailand, Myanmar has three major seasons. The cool season runs from November to February, the hot season from March until the beginning of June (with peak temperatures around 45 degrees Celsius) and the rainy season from the middle of June to October. During the rainy season about four fifths of the total annual precipitation is received. 

The best time to visit Myanmar is from November to March when temperatures are relatively low and when there is little rain. Note that in December and January the temperature can drop to near freezing at night in the highlands around Kalaw, Pindaya, Taunggyi and Inle Lake. In April and May temperatures often top 40 degrees centigrade in Yangon but in Mandalay, as well as in Bagan, it can be even hotter! The monsoon starts between mid-May and mid-June bringing frequent rains particularly in the southern as well as western region of Myanmar and lasts until October. The beach hotels tend to close during this period.

 

 

 

 

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