Weather & Climate
Myanmar has a tropical monsoon climate. It is characterized by strong monsoon influences, has a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity that makes it sometimes feel quite uncomfortable. The lowest temperature is about 16 oC .
The annual average temperature ranges from 22°C to 27°C year-round
There are three distinct seasons in Myanmar: The cool and dry season, and wet season, but there are two distinguishable seasons in Myanmar, a dry period in the winter and a humid rain period in the summer.
- from November to February, with average monthly temperatures of between 20°C and 24°C
- The hot-dry season from March to April with average monthly temperatures between 30°C and 35°C
- The wet season between May and October with average temperature between 25°C and 30°C
BEST TIME TO VISIT.
the dry season starts in November with lower temperatures, the best time to go is between November and February,
It is quite Cool – November to February is warm to hot during the day and the air is relatively dry. (20°C and 24°C)
From February until the beginning of the rainy season, much of the country (particularly north of Yangon) can be dusty and hazy, sometimes hindering long-distance views.
With generally high temperatures in the popular locations around the country, lightweight cotton and linen clothing is recommended for most of the year; warmer clothes may be needed for the evenings, which can sometimes be cool. Even outside the rainy season there can on occasion be downpours, so it is advisable to pack a light raincoat. Travelling to higher altitudes and further north, it is advisable to take warmer clothes, particularly in the cool season, when temperatures can drop significantly.
What to bring when you travel around?
- Lightweight cotton clothing , the best are jeans and cool T-shirts . You remember to bring long pants and shirt with long sleeves to enter the Buddhist temples
- Footwear: lightweight, easy to take off when to visit the temples
- Hats, umbrella, sunscreen
- Disposable lightweight raincoat which is easy to carry
Myanmar also has been faced with these hazards, including floods, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis.
You should watch the local news and weather forcast for the update information, the flood is always bad in Myanmar, because of high rate of rainfall.
- Earthquakes: Myanmar lies on a very active earthquake zone. Most are caused by the north-south trending Sagaing fault, running through central and western Myanmar (Burma). In the last year, there were 48 earthquakes, most under magnitude 5 and causing little damage
- Cyclones: Myanmar’s coastline along the Bay of Bengal is susceptible to cyclones. When they make landfall the high winds and flooding wreak destruction. The deadliest storm was Cyclone Nargis in 2008, Myanmar’s worst natural disaster
- Floods: The rainy season in Myanmar (Burma) brings floods to delta and other river areas, washing out towns, fields, roads and bridges and causing landslides.
Photo: WFP/Khin Khin Wint Aung. Aerial view of Kalay town of the Sagaing Region in the aftermath
In July and August 2015 Myanmar suffered the worst landslides and flooding in recent decades after unusually heavy monsoon rains