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Pagan, Burma (Myanmar). Author Momo (Kudumomo). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
Pagan, Burma (Myanmar). Author Momo (Kudumomo)

Burma climate: when to go to Myanmar

Burma has a type of tropical monsoon climate, the seasons differs depending on the monsoon, and can be shown three different seasons. In the months between May and October there is the rainy and humid season with average temperatures ranging between 30°C and 25 C.

The months from November to February are the best for a trip, they are in fact the dry and cool season with average temperatures ranging between 20°C and 24°C. In the two remaining months of March and April the weather is always dry but temperatures rise significantly, this is the hottest time of year, in these months the average temperature ranges between 30°C and 35°C.

The average annual rainfall varies greatly between different parts of the country, for example in the delta region fall about 2,500 mm of rain per year (Rangoon 2,700 mm), while the average annual rainfall in the dry zone in the center of Burma is less of 1,000 mm (840 mm Mandalay).

Shwedagon, Yangon, Burma (Myanmar). Author Sarah Depper. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Shwedagon, Yangon, Burma (Myanmar). Author Sarah Depper

The coastal areas of the country receive the maximum amount of rainfall with an annual average of over 5,000 mm.

WHEN TO GO TO BURMA (MYANMAR)

The relatively cooler months of the dry season between November and February are the best for a trip to Burma.

BURMA (MYANMAR) CLIMATIC TABLES

YANGON / RANGOON (5 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 17,9 32,2 5  0,2
February 19,3 34,5 2  0,2
March 21,6 36,0 7  0,4
April 24,3 37,0 15  1,6
May 25,0 33,4 303  12,6
June 24,5 30,2 547  25,3
July 24,1 29,7 559  26,2
August 24,1 29,6 602  26,1
September 24,2 30,4 368  19,5
October 24,2 31,5 206  12,2
November 22,4 32,0 60  4,8
December 19,0 31,5 7  0,2
YEAR 22,6 32,3 2681  129,3

MANDALAY (22 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 13,3 28,6 4  0,4
February 14,9 32,1 2  0,4
March 19,7 35,8 1  0,4
April 24,4 38,4 40  3,3
May 25,8 36,8 138  8,3
June 25,8 34,2 116  7,2
July 25,8 34,3 83  5,9
August 25,2 32,3 136  8,7
September 24,9 33,1 150  8,1
October 23,5 32,2 125  6,8
November 19,4 30,2 38  2,8
December 14,8 28,2 6  0,7
YEAR 21,5 33,0 839  53,0

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