BEST TIME TO VISIT MYANMAR (BURMA)

 

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma lies between China, Thailand and India in the South-East Asia and it’s part of the economic ASEAN blocks. Myanmar has an area of 678,500 sq km (261,970 sq mi) and a population of more than 53 million people. So when is the best time to visit Myanmar in 2020?

When planning a trip to Myanmar, the weather plays a major role in having a great holiday in Myanmar. Myanmar has 3 distinctive  three-season: Cool  & Dry – November to February, Hot  & Dry– March to May and Rainy Season (or Green Season) from June to October.

Myanmar climate is a  tropical monsoon climate. The annual average temperature ranges from 22°C (72ºF) to 27°C  (80ºF)year-round but it’s region and the top 5 tourist destination in Myanmar ( Bagan, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Yangon and Ngapali beach) have their own climate. So when is the best time to visit Myanmar?

Weather in Myanmar, Burma: An overview of the Climate in Myanmar

 

Weather By Season

Cool and dry season in Myanmar

  • When is cool and try  in Myanmar: October until February
  • What to expect in cool and dry season  in Myanmar: Warm average temperatures between 27ºC (80ºF) and 31ºC (88ºF). Average lows hover between 15ºC (59ºF) and 19ºC (66ºF) while average highs are between 20ºC (68ºF) and 26ºC (79ºF). Coming out of rainy season, occasional rains at the beginning of October .
  • What to wear in Myanmar in cool and dry season: Towards the beginning of spring, a light jacket or light sweater should be enough to keep you comfortable. Wearing layers is a good idea as is having a good travel umbrella and a lightweight rain jacket handy.

Is it the best time to visit Myanmar in Cool & Dry Season?

Oh Yes! October to February are the best months to travel to Myanmar.

Hot Season in Myanmar

  • When is  hot season in Myanmar: March until May.
  • What to expect in hot season  in Myanmar: Warm average temperatures between 27ºC (80ºF) and 31ºC (88ºF). Average lows hover between 15ºC (59ºF) and 19ºC (66ºF) while average highs are between 20ºC (68ºF) and 26ºC (79ºF).  At the end of April and beginning of May expect short showers.
  • What to wear in Myanmar  hot season: Compared with Thailand the hot season in Myanmar is not that humid as in Bangkok or Phuket for example. A hat is a must during hot season in Myanmar; sun protection cream or local thanaka it has to be in your bag as well. As for the clothes choose clothing made of breathable materials, such as cotton, linen and Avoid clothing made of polyester, nylon, or silk. It recommended for the clothes to cover the shoulder (for the women visiting the pagodas in Myanmar) and for men shorts but not to short.
Bagan Sunset

Bagan Sunset

Is it the best time to visit Myanmar in Hot Season?

Yes and no; depending if you like hot weather or not. March is still a great month to travel to Myanmar; it’s getting hotter in the second period of the month. April is not a very good month to travel in Myanmar only if you like playing with water and getting wet. April coincides with the Water Festival in Myanmar – Myanmar New Year and for 5-6 days all street are full with wet people. Price are very high, buses are very full and it’s impossible to get a free seat and the hotels in Ngapali, one of the best beaches in South East Asia are fully booked and you need to book way in advance to get a room. In May temperatures can reach up to 42-43ºC (108-109ºF) ; it’s not recommend to visit Myanmar during May for the elderly and people with heart condition. The good part about traveling to Myanmar in May are the prices – it’s already considered green season and hotels in Myanmar have a great price and offer especially the 4* and 5* hotels in Myanmar.

 Rainy Season in Myanmar – Best time to Visit Myanmar?

  • When rainy season in Myanmar: June until September .
  • What to expect in cool and dry season  in Myanmar: Warm average temperatures between 27ºC (80ºF) and 31ºC (88ºF). Average lows hover between 15ºC (59ºF) and 19ºC (70ºF) while average highs are between 20ºC (68ºF) and 26ºC (79ºF). Coming out of rainy season, occasional rains at the beginning of October
  • What to wear in Myanmar in rainy season: Umbrella is mandatory. Bring a raincoat as well. As for the shoes, bring slippers; during downpours the water level on the street of Yangon and Mandalay can reach 20 cm and shoes would be all wet. In Inle Lake and Bagan it can get muddy and get prepared for that as well with an extra pair of shoes. Clothes get soaked very fast and dry very, very slow. Better have at least 2-3 pair of each item. Mold is everywhere (especially in Yangon) and for long stays in Myanmar clothes can get damaged. In morning and evening it can bet a bit chill a jacket is needed. Hotel in Myanmar do provide blankets so no need to carry one from home; better take a small one from the plane!

This season is also known as “the green season”, because scenery is a lush green at this time of year, particularly the rice paddies. Despite this, there are fewer tourists around, meaning you can enjoy the tourist sites in relative peace and quiet. In particular, the ruins of Bagan in Myanmar will be less crowded.

Is it the best time to visit Myanmar in rainy season season?

Depend of the monsoon. Each year the monsoon are not the same; some year can be under the influence of La Nina or El Nino which can bring heavy rains or less rains. June is still a good month to travel to Myanmar – rains are not that heavy (can rain only 30 min a day only in the afternoon) less number of tourists and good deals for the tours to MyanmarJuly is getting a bit coler and the rains intensifies. In Inle the water levels increase again and all the canals are open again. August is the peak of rain in Myanmar. Most of the hotels in Ngapali beach are closed and water level in Mandalay famous Ubein Bridge are getting higher occasionally is floodedSeptember along with June is one of the best month to travel to Myanmar during the rainy season. Rain drops in intensitative, temperatures are getting a bit higher and all country is green especially the plains of Bagan. Still no Balloons Over Bagan in September so in terms of balloon ride in Myanmar the low season is not the best time to visit Myanmar.

Best time to visit Myanmar

Best time to visit Myanmar

Myanmar Weather By Month

How is the Weather in Myanmar in January?

  • Overview of Weather  in Myanmar: Coldest month in Yangon, but also one of the driest. Mild enough for comfortable travel. Chinese
  • Average Temperature: 25ºC (77ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 17ºC (57ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 32ºC (90ºF)

Is it the best time to visit Myanmar in January?

Yangon – The weather in Yangon in January is perfect in the morning and afternoon for sightseeing the major tourists destination in the economical capital of Myanmar. Temperatures are lows as 18ºC ( 64ºF) ) sometimes even lower than 14ºC (57ºF) Average highs are between 30 ºC and 32ºC ( 90ºF)

Bagan – Perfect weather for the balloon ride in the morning in January for Bagan. In the morning temperature does not exceed 14ºC (57ºF) – a bit chill – so don’t forget to bring your jacket if you are doing the amazing hot air balloon ride in Bagan. Maximum temperatures reaches 29 to 30 C. (84-86ºF). No rain during the month of January in Bagan but depends from year to year. 2018 was the year when at the beginning of January it rained for 4 days; but it rained in whole Myanmar during those days.

Inle Lake – Weather in Inle Lake in January is characterized by cool and dry. Temperatures are influenced as well by the elevation. Inle Lake, the second largest lake in Myanmar with an  estimated surface area of 44.9 square miles (116 km2) is at 880 m above the sea. During the month of January temperatures are as high as 24ºC (75ºF) and averages lows at 16ºC (61ºF) In the morning temperatures can drop to 8ºC and with the water influence the real feeling can be lower so has a tick jacket and ask for a blanket from your boatman during your Inle Lake Tour. The rain is close to 0 and the rainy season is months away. This is the best time to visit Myanmar on the Inle Lake!

Mandalay – The weather in Mandalay in January is a perfect combination of temperature and humidity. With highs  of 28ºC (82ºF) and lows of 13ºC (55 ºF) visiting Ubein Bridge or AVA can make your trip almost perfect.

Best time to visit Myanmar

Best time to visit Myanmar

Ngapali Beach – This is peak season for travelling to Myanmar. The weather is hot and dry, water temperature in Ngapali is great. Temperature in the air are at 30ºC (average high) and lows as 12-13ºC (54-55ºF) making the nights a bit colder. Bottom line, weather in Ngapali in January is perfect to end the private tour to Myanmar!

How is the Weather in Myanmar in February?

  • Overview of Weather in Myanmar in February :One of the best month to visit Myanmar but in the same time of the busiest. Expect packs of tourists in Inle Lake where hundreds of boats row every morning on the lake.  If you want to escape the tourist head to more remote part of Myanmar as Chin State for a tour with the tattoo women. New Year sometimes falls at the end of the month, making it a busy time to travel in and around Myanmar especially in Bagan and Mandalay..
  • Average Temperature: 26ºC (79ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 19ºC (66ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 34ºC (93ºF)

Is it the best time to visit Myanmar in February?

Yangon – February is one of the best month to visit Yangon with cool and dry weather. Visiting Shwedagon Pagoda in the evening when the temperatures are low as 20ºC (68ºF) makes the sightseeings even pleasurable. Average highs are between 32 ºC (90ºF) and 34ºC ( 93ºF) and average lows between 18ºC (64ºF) and 19ºC (66ºF)

Bagan – Sun is present on the sky in Bagan in the month of February more than 11 hours per day and no clouds at all.  Weather in February in Bagan get hotter compared with February but not too much – average high in Bagan in February reaches 32 ºC (90ºF) and lows at 15 ºC (59ºF) Better start the Bagan tour early in the morning visiting the colourful Bagan Market. This is the best time to visit Bagan in the month of February!

Inle Lake  – Summer months are approaching and the temperatures are starting to rise; average high are close to 26ºC (79ºF) and in the evening drops to 18ºC (64ºF). In early morning, temperatures can drop as low as 9ºC. If you are planning to visit the 5 days market in Inle Lake better dress accordingly. The rain does not appears. If you want to book a hotel on the lake better book a few month is advance. Good hotels get fully booked during the month of February in Inle Lake.

Inle Lake Fisherman

Inle Lake Fisherman

Mandalay – Weather in Mandalay in January is the same with the previous month. To skip the afternoon heat, head to a cruise to Mingun. Temperatures are as high as 31ºC (88ºF)

Ngapali Beach – The weather in Ngapali in February is getting a bit hotter compared with February but as long as the beach and the sea along with a coconut juice is close to you it does not matter. Taking into consideration that it’s still winter in Europe, Canada or USA feel free to take a selfie and make your friends jealous. Temperatures reaches 32ºC (90ºF) and mornings and evenings around 15 to 16ºC (59-61ºF) perfect for the morning jogging on the beach. This month is the best month to visit Myanmar & Ngapali due to low number of tourists (empty beaches) and great weather!

 

Best time to visit Myanmar

Best time to visit Myanmar

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How is the Weather in Myanmar in March?

  • Overview of Weather in Myanmar in March : Even if it’s getting hotter still no rain. Head to the hill stations of Kalaw, Pyin Oo Lwin or Hsipaw for excellent weather and perfect trekking along the hill tribes people.
  • Average Temperature: 29ºC (84ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 21ºC (70ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 36ºC (97ºF)

Where is the best time to visit Myanmar in March?

Yangon – The weather in Yangon in March is getting hotter but that does not mean you can not visit the Yangon. Better rent a car and a guide to guide you to the green spots of Yangon as Kandawgyi Park or Inya Lake.  Average highs are between 35 ºC (95ºF) and 37ºC ( 99ºF) and average lows between 20ºC (68ºF) and 21 ºC (70ºF). March is one of the best month to visit Myanmar and Yangon.

Bagan – Month of March marks the transition from the cool season to hot season in Myanmar. Bagan being located in semi-arid area will be more influenced compared with Mandalay or Inle Lake. As for the weather in Bagan in March, the temperatures will stand at 38ºC (100ºF) in the afternoon and 24 ºC (75ºF) early in the morning and evenings. Try to avoid Bagan sightseeing in the afternoon and going to climb 777 steps to Mt Popa for a day trip from Bagan is not a very good idea if you have heart problems. Better head for a river cruise sightseeing in Bagan. During the month of April in Bagan, the chances of rain are close to zero (0).

Inle Lake  – The last month of the balloon season in Inle Lake. The balloon ride in Inle Lake, Myanmar is shorter compared with the balloon season in Bagan. The last day of the balloon ride in Inle is on 15th of March so better take the advance for having a amazing balloon ride Over Inle.  The pick up is by boat early in the morning when the temperatures are as lows as 13ºC (55ºF) In the afternoon the temperature can reach up to 22ºC (72ºF); the sun is stronger during  the month of March so better has a cream in your backpack.

Mandalay – Month of March is one of the hottest for the Mandalay region. Highs as 37ºC (99ºF) and in some days can reach up to 42ºC (108ºF). Humidity is at the lowest (54%) and still no sign of rain. Better do the sightseeing early in the morning or late in afternoon. After lunch when the sun is the strongest head to your hotel swimming pool in Mandalay.

Ngapali Beach – The white sands and the turquoise water is waiting for you in Ngapali during the whole month of March. It’s the beginning of hot season in Myanmar with temperatures getting closer to 34ºC (93ºF) lowers are getting higher compared with February – up to 24ºC (75ºF).  Water is quite hot during the month of March in Ngapali and

 

How is the Weather in Myanmar in April?

  • Overview of Weather in Myanmar in April : Hottest  month in Myanmar, but also one of the driest. Mild enough for comfortable travel. Myanmar New Year sometimes falls in the middle  of the month, making it a busy time to travel around Myanmar. Beach resorts as the one in Ngapali are fully booked months in advance.
  • Average Temperature: 39ºC (102ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 24ºC (57ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 37 ºC (99ºF)

Is it the best time to visit Myanmar in April?

Yangon – April is one of the hottest month in Myanmar. Everyone is waiting for the Water Festival to get cooler, have fun and visit their families. Yangon becames deserted for some days with most of the shops, supermarkets and restaurants being closed. Prices for car rental are double in this period and the number of available guides is lower; better try to postpone your visit to Yangon after the Myanmar New Year.  Average highs are between 38 ºC (100ºF) and 39ºC ( 102ºF) and average lows between 24ºC (75ºF) and 25 ºC (77ºF)

Bagan – Weather in Bagan in April reaches the highest peak in terms of temperatures. In the afternoon expect averages of more than 39-40 ºC (102-104ºF) – better stay at your hotel with swimming pool in Bagan or rent a car with AC to visit the pagodas rather then renting and e-bike or bike. In the evening when temperatures are dropping to 25-26 ºC (77-79ºF) why not renting a horse car. You can still visit Bagan in April but just to sure to have enough water with you. April is not the best month to visit Myanmar and Bagan due to the high temperatures.

Inle Lake Beginning of hot season is starting in Inle Lake as well during the month of April. It’s a popular month for local travelers who are trying to escape the Yangon heat and head during the Myanmar New Year to Inle Lake; better book your hotel in Inle Lake at least one month in advance. Temperatures during the day can reach up to 25ºC (77ºF) and highs as 32ºC (90ºF) and lows as 18ºC (64ºF). Some sporadic rain may occur – around 48mm of rain during the month of April in the Inle Lake Region.

Mandalay – The hottest month of the year in Mandalay with temperature reaching 39ºC (102) Some sporadic rains might occur ( 2 days per month). Lows are at 27 (80ºF) to 28ºC (82ºF) but you can still enjoy a horse ride in Inwa or a day trip by boat to Mingun.

Ngapali Beach – April is another crazy month for the hotels in Ngapali. Beach is Myanmar is very popular with the locals and the growing expat community in Myanmar and we can not find a free room not even in the most expensive hotel and resort in Ngapali Beach.  Book 2-3 months in advance to get your room

How is the Weather in Myanmar in May?

  • Overview of Weather in Myanmar in May : The rainy season will begin at the end of the month. Better head to the beach as Ngapali or Ngwe Saung or to the northern part of Myanmar as Kachin, Putao, Hsipaw or Inle Lake to enjoy cooler weather.
  • Average Temperature: 29ºC (84ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 25ºC (77ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 35ºC (95ºF)

Is it the best time to visit Myanmar in May?

Yangon – The weather in May in Yangon is not than hotter compared with April but it’s getting a more humid and the sun is very strong. Sightseeing is recommend early in the morning and late afternoon.  Average highs are between 33 ºC (92ºF) and 34ºC ( 93ºF) and average lows between 23ºC (74ºF) and 24 ºC (75ºF)

Bagan – The rainy season is just around the corner and air is getting a bit colder compared with the month of April. Temperateratus in Bagan in May are dropping to 36 ºC (97ºF) during the day and 23 ºC (74ºF) during the night. The drop in temperatures makes the month of May more plesuable to visit Bagan compared with April.  At the end of May, rains starts to pour in Bagan – only 24mm of rain and total 7 days of rain. Don’t expect all day rain – mostly will be 1h downpour followed by excellent weather to visit the pagodas around Bagan.

Inle Lake May weather in Inle Lake is getting cooler with average temperatures as high as 29ºC (84ºF) and in the afternoon up to 25ºC (77ºF)). Rain starts in mid May and the canals are starting to be full again. Depending on the previous season rain level, not all the canals will be reachable by boat and the water level can drop significantly; Inle Lake has a depth of only 3m. Evening temperatures can drop to 18ºC (64ºF) and the level of rain is 200mm in the month of May in Inle Lake.

Mandalay – High temperatures – 38ºC (100ºF) and high humidity (68%) makes the month of May not that pleasant to travel to Mandalay in May. Better head to Pyin Oo Lwin or Hsipaw ( via the Gotheik) for lower temperatures. Temperatures during the evening are back to normal at around 24 ºC (75ºF)

Madanaly sunset

Madanaly sunset

Ngapali Beach – The average temperature in Thandwe in May is very hot at 29-30ºC (84-86ºF). In the afternoon temperatures can reach 34-35ºC (93-95ºF) and even overnight temperatures remains high at 24ºC (75ºF). Better choose a hotel next to the beach in Ngapali to jump straight in the water. Hotels in Ngapali are still open in May and  the prices are lower compared with the peak month. Even if it’s hot May is a good weather to visit Ngapali due to the price of the hotels in Ngapali.

How is the Weather in Myanmar in June?

  • Overview of Weather in Myanmar in June : It’s the beginning of the rainy season in Myanmar but the rain is not yet that strong and makes the month of June a pleasant month to travel with lovely temperatures. Most of the hotels on the seaside are closed till end of August and some hotels in Inle Lake are as well closed for the anul renovation.
  • Average Temperature: 27ºC (80ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 24ºC (57ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 30ºC (64ºF)

Is it the best time to visit Myanmar in June?

Yangon – And the much expected rain comes! Temperature in Yangon in June and getting close to decent numbers and the air is breathable again.  Expect short downpours no longer than 45 minutes; just take a small break and enjoy a coffee in one of the shops around the colonial buildings of downtown Yangon. Expect rain on every day in Yangon and  547mm (21.5in) of rain during all the month. Average highs are between 29 ºC (84ºF) and 30ºC ( 86ºF) and average lows between 22ºC (72ºF) and 24 ºC (75ºF).

Bagan – Weather in June in Bagan is getter more humid and the number of rainy days increases to 7-10 per month. Average temperature drops to 26°C (79ºF) and low can drop in the evening to 17-18°C.(63-65ºF) The rain is more or less the same compared with previous month.

Inle Lake  – All the lake’s canals are again accessible during the month of June in Inle Lake. The second month of the rainy season brings 230mm in rain and the number of rainy days is only 13. So you still have more than half of the days of June without rain in Inle Lake. With temperatures as high as 24ºC (75ºF) and lows as 19 (66 ºF) and good prices for the hotels in and around Inle Lake, makes the month of June a decent and good month to travel in Inle Lake and Myanmar. 

Mandalay – The average temperature in Mandalay in June is very hot at 30°C (86°F ) and overnight temperatures are generally hot with an average low of 25 °C (77 °F). June is  the month with the highest rainfall in Mandalay (160cm of rain) and high humidity (78%). Expect a number of 7 rainy days in this month in Mandalay.

Ngapali Beach First month of the rainy season in Ngapali comes with heavy rain. Up to 1300mm of rain and strong winds hit the shores of Ngapali. All most of the hotels in Ngapali are closed in June and only few are opened. The flight to Ngapali are only available from Yangon but not every day. Better skip Ngapali during the month of June. Temperatures are lowered that June – only 29ºC (84ºF) during day and 24ºC (75ºF) in the evening and morning.

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How is the Weather in Myanmar in July ?

  • Overview of Weather in Myanmar in July : Heavy rain starts to pour in all the tourist destination in Myanmar; the highest rainfall occurs in Ngapali and Yangon while Mandalay and Bagan can be still dry for some days as well the central part of Myanmar. The northern part as Kachin, Putao and Hsipaw are not that good for trekking due to heavy rain.
  • Average Temperature: 26ºC (79ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 24ºC (75ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 29ºC (84ºF)

Is it the best time to visit Myanmar in July?

Yangon –  There are no much difference in temperatures compared with the month of June for the weather in July in Yangon. Throw the rain intensities to a total of 559mm (22in) of rain and it’s getting more and more humid. Sun is expected to be on the sky on averages 3 hours a day. Average highs are between 29 ºC and 30ºC ( 86ºF) and average lows between 22ºC (72ºF)and 24 ºC (75ºF)

Bagan – Weather in July in Bagan has the same characteristics as June. Same temperatures  – averages high as 26°C and lows as 17 to 18°C (63-65ºF) in the morning and evening. Number of rainy days are similar 7-10 days and it does not rain that much – only 18 mm. The rainy months in Bagan are still good months to be visit the pagodas and surrounding despite the rain which is not that heavy as in Yangon or Ngapali Beach.

Inle Lake The weather for the month of July for Inle Lake is similar with the June month. A small increase in precipitation – 230 cm and number of rainy days are 15 compared with 13 in June. The temperatures are dropping a bit to 23ºC (74ºF) in the afternoon and and as lows at 19ºC (66ºF) Less tourists visiting the month of June in Inle will mean less noise in  the morning on the lake; if you are choosing a resort on the Inle Lake.

Mandalay – June weather in Mandalay can be considered the best month to travel in Mandalay during the rainy season. The volume of precipitation falls from the previous month to only 80 mm and the number of rain days is 7. The average high temperature in July for example is just 2 degrees more than in February and stands at 34ºC (93ºF) as high and lows at 24ºC (75ºF) Day trip to Sagaing or Ubein Bridge can be added to your trip to Mandalay.

Ngapali Beach   July weather in Ngapali has the same pattern as in June. Except that the rain is even heavier; more than 1400 cm of rain falls during the month of July; waves during storm can reach up to 5-6 meter so surfing can be a good option for Ngapali during the monsoon. Temperatures remain constant to 29°C  (84ºF) during the day and lows as 23°C. Most of the hotels are still closed in July  in Ngapali.

How is the Weather in Myanmar in August ?

  • Overview of Weather in Myanmar in August  : Rainiest  month in Myanmar; at the end of the month the weather is becoming better with less rain. Bagan can receive less rain but still no balloon ride in August in Myanmar.
  • Average Temperature: 27ºC (80ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 24ºC (57ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 30ºC (86ºF)

Is it the best time to visit Myanmar in August?

Yangon – The August weather in Yangon is similar to July. Only the rain which is at its height during the rainy season in Yangon – 602mm (23.7in) – it becomes more and more humid and the mold you can feel it in your lungs ; so if you are allergic to mold, better skip this month visiting Yangon. Average highs are between 29 ºC (84ºF) and 30ºC ( 86ºF) and average lows between 22ºC(72ºF ) and 24 ºC (75ºF)

Bagan – The weather in Bagan in August is still not good for the balloon ride which resumes in October. But it still decent to visit it despite the rain. After 2 months of rain the plain of Bagan transforms itselfs to green and the fresh air after the rain makes the sightseeing pleasant in the month of August in Bagan. Average temperature remain contact to 25°C (77ºF) and in the evening around 18°C (64ºF)

Bagan Sunrise

Bagan Sunrise

Inle Lake The month of August is the rainiest one in Inle Lake. With 288 cm of rain and 17 days of rain can not be such a good month to travel to Inle.  Still it’s at the half of the amount of rain in Rome in November (140mm) but you have to take into consideration that here is raining very intense during a few hours not constantly during the whole day. Afternoon temperatures reaches 21ºC (70ºF) and lows as 19ºC (66ºF) making evenings pleasant around the lake. The 5 days market in Inle are still available – because the markets are not designed to be for the tourists as some popular markets around Bangkok.

Mandalay – Month of August in Mandalay is similar to the month of June; mostly the same about of precipitation ( 130mm) almost double than July and the number of rainy days is 9; still decent for the rainy season. The temperature remains constant to 33-34ºC (92-93ºF) and lows as 23-24ºC (74-76ºF) making the month of August good to travel to Mandalay and surroundings. The boats from Mandalay to Bagan are operating again because the water levels rise again

Ngapali Beach –  August  weather in Ngapali has the same pattern as in July. Except that the rain is even heavier; more than 1410 cm of rain falls during the month of August; winds can go up to 50-60 k/mph ore evening more  Temperatures remain constant to 29°C ( 84ºF) during the day and lows as 23°C (74ºF) Most of the hotels are still closed in August in Ngapali.

How is the Weather in Myanmar in September ?

  • Overview of Weather in Myanmar in September  : Rainy at the begging of the month and dry getting closer to the end. Less tourist makes the sightseeing more enjoyable. All Myanmar becomes green. Some hotels in Ngapali starts to operate and daily flights to Ngapali resumes as well.
  • Average Temperature: 31ºC (88ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 24ºC (75ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 27ºC (80ºF)

Is it the best time to visit Burma in September ?

Yangon – The monsoon and the rain comes to an end in September. The number of rainy days drops dramatically and the sun comes alive during the month of September.  Weather in September in Yangon is great to explore the city at it’s best.  Average highs are between 30 ºC (86ºF) and 31ºC ( 88ºF) and average lows between 23ºC (74ºF) and 24 ºC (75ºF)

Bagan – September is the last month of the rainy season in Bagan. The monsoon retreats and the number of rainy days in Bagan increases to 10 and the amount of rain is 27 cm, the highest in the whole rainy months in Bagan. Temperature drops to 25°C (77ºF) and lows as 17°C.

Inle Lake Weather in Inle Lake in September is improving in terms on rain; only 240 mm and 11 days of rain during the whole month. Taking into consideration that the hotels prices in Inle are the one for the low season and lake is not very crowded the month of September is an excellent month to travel in Inle Lake despite the rain.  Temperatures are on the rise again with 27ºC (80ºF) as high and average 23ºC (74ºF) with lows as 19ºC (66ºF)

Mandalay – September is the one of last month of the rainy season or the green season as it’s name in Mandalay.  The number of days with rain increases 10 and the rain brings 160 mm of rain in Mandalay region. Temperature are dropping a few ºC to 32-33ºC (90-92ºF) and lows as 21-22ºC (70-72ºF) during morning and evening.

Ngapali Beach – Hotels are starting to be open again in Ngapali in September. Weather in September in Ngapali even if it’s still rainy it’s improving compared with the previous months. Rains drops at half in terms of volume – only 615 mm of rain and there are days without rain at all. If you are lucky you can hit the jackpot – lower rates and good weather for beach in Myanmar. Temperatures are on the rise again; up to 30°C  (86ºF) during the day and the nights are becoming cooler: 22 to 23°C. (72-74ºF)

How is the Weather in Myanmar in October ?

  • Overview of Weather in Myanmar in October : Beginning of the tourist season in Myanmar and end of the monsoon. Some occasionally rain might occur at the beginning of the month. Temperatures are as high as 28ºC (82ºF) making the month of October one of the best to travel to Myanmar.
  • Average Temperature: 28ºC (82ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 24ºC (75ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 32ºC (90ºF)

Is it the best time to visit Burma in October?

Yangon – With the rainy season offer the weather in October in Yangon is perfect for the locals and tourists. The air becomes more drier and the humidity level drops. It’s the first month of the tourist high season in Myanmar so expect more tourists; it’s recommend to book the hotels in Yangon and  the Myanmar Tours at least few months in advance in order to get the best hotels deals in Yangon.    Average highs are between 31 ºC (88ºF) and 32ºC ( 90ºF) and average lows between 23ºC (74ºF) and 24 ºC (75ºF)

Bagan – Weather in Bagan in October is expected to be warm and dry throughout the whole month with some showers at the beginning of the month. The balloons over Bagan are finally in the air and you can enjoy the spectacular views over the 2000 and more pagodas of Bagan. Book in advance in order not to get disappointed! Temperature remain constant at 24-25ºC (75-77ºF) and lows at 18-19ºC(64-66ºF). Time is perfect now for some day trips from Bagan to Salay or Mt Popa.

Inle Lake The rainy season is almost over in Inle in the month of October. With only 8 raining days and 180 mm of rain and temperatures of 22ºC (72ºF) is a great month to travel to Inle. Morning are starting to be colder with lows as 18ºC( 64ºF). Why not try a day trip to Samkhar or even a full day trip to Loikaw.

Mandalay – The last month of the rainy season in Mandalay is October an in the same time is the worst month to visit Mandalay due to the increase of the precipitation an rainy days to 11 and 180 mm of rain; the amount of rain is at its peak in Mandalay and rain will be stronger at the beginning of October and decreasing in volume till the end of the month. Average temperature in Mandalay in October is 30 (86ºF) to 31ºC ( 88ºF) with lows as 21-22ºC (70-72ºF)

Ngapali Beach – All the hotels are in operation in October in Ngapali Beach. Be careful in choosing the room; the mold was on the highest level on the previous months and room tend to still have the smell; better check the rooms before it. Weather in October is almost perfect for the beach; with only few showers and only 200 cm and temperature of 32ºC (90ºF). Night temperature are dropping to 22-23ºC (72-74ºF)

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How is the Weather in Myanmar in November ?

  • Overview of Weather in Myanmar in November : Moderate temperatures throughout all Myanmar and no rain in the main destinations as Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake and Ngapali Beach. In the hills area of Inle, Pyin Oo Lwin or Hsipaw the temperatures are the their lowest – up to 8-9ºC in the morning and evening.
  • Average Temperature: 27ºC (80ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 22ºC (72ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 32ºC (90ºF)

Is it the best time to visit Myanmar in November?

Yangon – November is one of the best month to visit Yangon. Even if it’s getting a bit hotter compared with October and more humid the temperatures are great for a great walking tours in downtown Yangon and evening sightseeing  of the most important site of Yangon – Shwedagon Pagoda.  Average highs are between 31 ºC  (88ºF) and 32ºC ( F) and average lows between 23ºC (74ºF) and 24 ºC (75ºF)

Bagan – The November month in Bagan is one of the most perfect one to visit this magic place of Burma.  There are not too many tourists and it’s not crowded, exceletant weather in November in Bagan with high as 23-24ºC (74-75ºF) and lows as 16-17ºC (61-63 ºF) and no rain at all! That means the chances of balloons over bagan cancellation (due to the rain) are lower.  If convinced you can book your Myanmar tour now! November is the best month to do the balloon ride in Myanmar as well!

Inle Lake November weather in Inle Lake is the first one with almost no rain after the rainy season. There are only 4 rainy days and only 78 mm of rain mostly short showers. The weather is perfect for Inle Lake sightseeing or day trip to Kakku or Taunggyi. In November the temperatures are as high as 25ºC and in the afternoon a bit colder weather – only 19ºC (66ºF) Lows gets to 14ºC (57 ºF) and morning can be quite cold. But visiting Inle Lake in the morning and having the morning mist, makes the day amazing!
 

Mandalay  – November is the first month after the rainy season in Mandalay; the rain all most stops – only 20mm of rain  and only at the beginning of the month and only 3-4 days of short showers. It the beginning of the dry and cool season in Mandalay and that’s translate in a drop of temperature to 29-30ºC (84-86ºF) in the afternoon and lows drops to 18-19ºCº ( 65-66ºF) during the evening making the sunset view from the Mandalay Hill more pleasurable.

Ngapali Beach – November is one of the best month to visit Ngapali. The few number of tourists will translated to a whole beach only for yourself; forget about the crowded beaches of Thailand. Enjoy the free of tourist beaches of Ngapali and Myanmar! The number of rainy days are close to and temperatures are as high as 33º (92ºF). Temperatures during night in November in Ngapali are dropping below 20ºC (68ºF)

How is the Weather in Myanmar in December ?

  • Overview of Weather in Myanmar in December  : One of the coldest month in Myanmar, but also one of the driest with highest as 29-30ºC (84-86ºF). Mild enough for perfect & comfortable travel. Peak season in Myanmar from mid December till 10th of January where the tourists arrival in Myanmar is at the peak.
  • Average Temperature: 25ºC (77ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 19ºC (66ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 31 ºC (88ºF)

Yangon – December is considered peak season in Myanmar so expect the town to be packed with tourists. There is no rain in Yangon during the month of December so it makes the weather perfect for the month of December. Sun is not too strong but still an umbrella is needed to protest against the UV. Average highs are between 31 ºC and 32ºC ( 90ºF) and average lows between 18ºC ( 64ºF) and 19 ºC (66ºF).

Bagan – High season in Myanmar means more tourists and that leads to a more crowded Bagan; but don’t panic. The Bagan Archaeological Zone is more than 104 km² and their is space for everyone. Myanmar is not such a popular and crowded destination as Thailand. Temperatures are a bit lower compared with November – only 23-24ºC (F) and during the evening it gets even colder to 15-16ºC (59-60ºF) only. And of course no rain in the month of December in Bagan.  Being peak season, the balloon ride in Bagan in December is so popular that you have to book 2-4 months in advance in order to secure your seats. December is one of the best month in Bagan for the balloons over Bagan ride!

Inle Lake The balloon ride in Inle it’s a must if you are visiting Inle Lake during the month of December; the balloon ride in Inle resumes on 15th of November. Rain is close to 0 and all the days are sunny. The temperatures drop further to 23ºC (74ºF) as highs and 17 during the day with lows as 10ºC (50ºF) in the morning, making the month of December one of the coldest in Inle Lake. In the same time December is the best month to visit Inle Lake.

Mandalay – December is one of the coldest month in Mandalay; temperatures are dropping to 25-26ºC (77-79ºF) during the day and as low as 14-15ºC (58-59ºF) making the month of December one of the best month to visit Mandalay. Rain is rarely in the month of December and sightseeing of Mandalay is best during all the hours of the day.

Ngapali Beach – Peak season starts from 15th December so expect many hotels to be fully booked especially during Christmas and New Year Eve. The Christmas and NYe eve dinners are mandatory at the most of the hotels in Ngapali and expect to pay around 80 to 100$/person.

When is the best time to visit Myanmar

The verdict
The best months to visit Myanmar  are  October, November, December January, February.

If visiting Myanmar in the above months  isn’t possible, MarchMay, June and September are the next best alternatives to visit Myanmar.

 

When is NOT the best time to visit Myanmar? April, July and  August.

 

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