Best time to visit Myanmar

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is a large, long, sprawling country with mountains on the coast, to the north and to the east. These take the brunt of the southwest monsoon rains. The central lowlands (including Mandalay) are the driest region.

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When is the best time to visit Myanmar?

The best time to visit Myanmar (Yangon) is February and March based on the following average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Myanmar (Yangon) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Myanmar weather overview

Temperatures in Myanmar reach a peak between March and May, just prior to the arrival of the monsoon and, at this time of the year, humidity is high even inland, while coastal areas can feel very clammy indeed.

The rains last from May to October and the best time to visit Myanmar is during the winter (the dry season) when temperatures are lower and conditions bright and fresh with up to 10 hours of sunshine a day.

What to pack for Myanmar weather

Winter evenings in Myanmar can be cool, so it is a good idea to supplement the light clothing appropriate for the summer months with warmer attire. The rainy season is hot, so take a light raincoat.

Which is the hottest month in Myanmar?

The hottest time of year in Yangon, Myanmar is normally April. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 37°C with extreme heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Myanmar?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Yangon, Myanmar with 624mm on average. There are normally 30 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Myanmar?

The sunniest time of year in Yangon, Myanmar is normally February with bright sunshine on average for 89% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

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