When is the best time to go to Burma (Myanmar)?

When is the best time to go to Burma (Myanmar)? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Burma (Myanmar), the weather is good everywhere in January, March, November and December
  • The best months to go to Yangon (Rangoon) are January, February, March, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Yangon (Rangoon) are February, March, April and May
  • The rainiest months in this city are June, July and August
  • The cities with the best climate are Mytkyina and Tachileik, with good weather at least 8 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Yangon (Rangoon)

Annual weather in Burma (Myanmar)

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Burma (Myanmar) for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 40°F to 94°F
0 to 4 days*
February 43°F to 97°F
0 to 3 days*
March 49°F to 101°F
0 to 6 days*
April 56°F to 106°F
1 to 11 days*
May 63°F to 104°F
5 to 21 days*
June 67°F to 97°F
10 to 28 days*
July 65°F to 94°F
15 to 30 days*
August 65°F to 92°F
19 to 29 days*
September 63°F to 94°F
14 to 26 days*
October 58°F to 92°F
7 to 22 days*
November 47°F to 94°F
1 to 10 days*
December 41°F to 94°F
0 to 3 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Myanmar by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Burma (Myanmar)

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Myanmar and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Yangon (Rangoon), Bagan, Inle Lake, Mandalay and Mrauk U, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Burma (Myanmar)

Find out when Myanmar has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Burma (Myanmar)

The months with low numbers of tourists are: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. The number of visitors to Myanmar is high in: January, November and December.

  • Very low season in Burma (Myanmar): May, June, July and September.
  • Low season in Burma (Myanmar): February, March, April, August and October.
  • High season in Burma (Myanmar): January and November.
  • Peak season in Burma (Myanmar): December.

Figure: Visitor index for Myanmar month by month

Average price for flights to Burma (Myanmar)

A return flight between London and Yangon (Rangoon) is generally cheaper if you go in may ($ 749 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 401 more for your airline ticket to Yangon (Rangoon) if you go in august.

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Where to go in Burma (Myanmar)?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Yangon (Rangoon)92°F97°F99°F101°F97°F90°F88°F88°F88°F90°F92°F90°F
Inle Lake77°F83°F88°F90°F86°F81°F79°F79°F81°F81°F79°F76°F
Mrauk U86°F92°F97°F99°F95°F88°F86°F86°F88°F92°F92°F88°F
Pa-An (Hpa-An)94°F97°F99°F99°F94°F86°F85°F85°F88°F92°F94°F94°F
Naypyidaw (Nay Pyi Taw)83°F90°F95°F97°F94°F85°F81°F81°F85°F85°F85°F81°F


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Is this weather information for Myanmar reliable?

Climate data for Myanmar has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Myanmar allows us to determine the average for each month in Yangon (Rangoon), Bagan, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Mrauk U, Myeik, Mytkyina, Ngwesaung, and 9 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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