Burmese climate can be best described as tropical, with strong monsoon influences, a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall during the rainy season, and high humidity.
Myanmar has three distinct seasons:
- Hot Season from March to May, average monthly temperature between 30°C and 35°C
- Rainy Season from June to October, average temperature between 25°C and 30°C
- Cool Season from November to February, average monthly temperature between 20°C and 24°C
When to travel to Myanmar
- You can travel to Myanmar all year round as its climate is not troubled by a harsh winter like in many of our countries.
- However the best time to travel is during the cool season (November to February) since you are less likely to be troubled by the scorching heat or the monsoonal rain, two reasons for this being the peak tourist season.
- For those of you out there who hate the hustle and bustle of the peak season it is better and even cheaper to book accommodation during the off peak period (March to October ),but be ready to be surprised by sudden heat and/or rain.
- Since Myanmar is a tropical country, cotton and linen clothing (summer clothes) would be ideal for most of the year. Don’t forget to pack a warm jacket or a sweater as the evenings might get a bit chilly at times.
- A light raincoat and an umbrella might come in handy as out of season surprise downpours are not uncommon.
- If you are visiting Myanmar in the rainy season or if you are planning to visit the hilly northern region it’s best to bring some warm clothes with you.
Humidity: Ranges from 82.8% to 66%
- Delta region: approximately 2,500 millimeters (Yangon 2700 mm)
- Dry Zone: less than 1,000 millimeters (Mandalay 840 mm)
- Coastal regions: over 5,000 millimeter