Burma Monsoon Season

Burmese Monsoon Season

Hottest season starts somewhere in March and lasts until May; rainy season starts towards the end of May and ends in October; and cool, dry season lasts from November to March. Myanmar is an ideal time to visit during the cool season. Monsoon season is expected to start in April.

The water conditions depend on the annual monsoon that determines the climate of Myanmar. Except for the extreme north, Myanmar has a tropical monsoon climate.

The monsoon over Myanmar - where is the dry zone?

The monsoon in Myanmar. South-West Monsoon over India and SE-Asia is one of the most spectacular meteorological regimes on the planet. Summermonsoon accounts for 80% of the precipitation on the subcontinent and its advent is crucial for over one billion population. Neighboring India and Myanmar are also affected by the rainfalls, and their mountains are playing a crucial part in the large quantities of precipitation that the two nations are receiving.

Burma has a typically three season monsoon tropic climate: the warm season, the monsoon and the cold and drought. Hottest season begins somewhere in March and continues until May; rain begins towards the end of May and ends in October; and the cold, arid season extends from November to March.

What is the best season to come to Myanmar? Winters are the best season to come and see; this is the high season of the tourist season. It rains little in November, but the sky is beautifully overcast and there is always a bright, glistening green. Monsoon season usually reaches South Burma around May 15th and Yangon around May 20th.

Monsoon season can lead to severe rainfall and flooding roads in Yangon, while the northern part of the island is not so well-settled. Monsoon's end is much less clearly delineated; rainfall has been decreasing in recent month. The monsoon begins all of a sudden (within a few days) and ends slowly; it begins with a pop and ends with a murmur.

Octobre is the transitional season between the wet season and the colder and drier one. There can still be a great deal of precipitation, however, subject to the weather gods. Both of these images show the differences in autochthonous plants between the high season and the end of the monsoon season. It is evident the influence of the mountain on precipitation, as is the main arid area.

Monsoon patterns and rainstorms. Burma's north-south orientation of mountains and dales during the southwestern monsoon is creating areas of strong and low precipitation. Arakan Yomas (Arakan Mountains ) on the west coast is the cause of a much dryer central area.

The area is referred to as the dry zone. The Monsoon Wind Flow over Myanmar / Mean precipitation map. Arakan Yoma is a large chain of mountains on the west side of Myanmar that is blocking the monsoon wind stream. In the south-west monsoon, the moist sea breezes up through the Arakan Mountains; the atmosphere is cooled at higher altitudes (the orographical effect ) and monsoon cumulus is formed, and large quantities of precipitation are falling on the water.

In the interior the atmosphere has become much dryer - this is the effect of storm shadows in the centre of Burma. Yearly precipitation in the four monsoon areas of Myanmar. Burma can be broadly subdivided into 4 climatic regions: the dry zone, the coastal areas, the Shan Plateau (Shan State) and the Irrawaddy River delta.

The most rainfall comes from the south-west monsoon wind during the summermon. Lake Inle is in the south of Shan State at an elevation of 900 metres and has a characteristic alpine environment. CURDING ZONE 500 - 1000 mm - Mandalay and Bagan. This arid zone, in the Irrawaddy Valley, is in the lower Sagaing and Mandalay area.

In the dry zone, the mean precipitation is less than 1000 millimetres per year. The Mandalay and Bagan are located in the renowned "Dry Zone". Due to its altitude it has a characteristic alpine atmosphere. As a rule, it is exposed to between 1500 and 2000 mm of precipitation per year. Canadian DELTA - Yangon, Bago and Pathein 2000 - 3500 mmIRRAWADDY.

Yangon, Bago and Pathein are all in the Irrawaddy delta. The yearly precipitation in the area of the river is about 2500mm. In Yangon, it receives an approximate 2700 millimetres of precipitation per year. Coastlines in Arakan/Rakhine in the western and Tenasserim/Tanintharyi in the south-east can absorb large quantities of precipitation; between 3500 and 6000 millimetres of precipitation per year.

High monsoon breezes and high swell make it dangerous to swim. Ngapali's bathing towns are closing in June in order to prepare for the south-west monsoon. What is the drying zone like? In Mandalay, as the chart below shows, the rainfall is about the same as in Amsterdam. With the exception of Amsterdam, it can rainy all year round, but in Mandalay it will fall in less than six-month.

It' super-wet in comparison to most monsoon towns like Phnom Penh, New Delhi and Vientiane, but Mandalay gets much less rains. The Yangon receives more than three of the annual precipitation as Mandalay (2700 mm versus 830 mm); see chart below. While the dry area is the legal name, the proper name for the dryer area would be the "Much River Zone".

" Only in the cold season is the arid area really arid - just like the whole of Myanmar. Then, when the hottest season begins, the arid zones gradually turn into a semi-desert and Bagan into a arid sand plane between thou sands. Monsoon is reversing this tendency, and towards the end of the monsoon the lowlands and rice fields become light and verdant.

Finally, an interesting fact: It may be a fluke that Myanmar's biggest tributary, the Irrawaddy, runs right through the arid zone; but it is no fluke that the ancient capital towns of Burma like Bagan, Ava and Mandalay were established in this key arid area. Chart of yearly precipitation in Myanmar in comparison to the average of Asia towns.

Burma receives on averages much more rain than Thalland. Comparing Myanmar's urban rains annually. Monsoon has not only a transformative effect on the countryside, it also affects the animal world and.... the mosquitoes. Throughout the violent battles between the Japanes and the Allies in World War II, many victims were due to the emergence of tropic illnesses such as Malaria, Beri-Beri and Ruhr.

Summermonsoon provides sunshine and hot water - ideal for mosquitoes. For this reason dengue fevers and mosquitoes are season dependent, although there are always some mosquitoes indoors. There is very little probability of capturing the disease during the cold season, as the chances of getting insect stings are very low.

When visiting countryside (e.g. trekking) or jungles, the likelihood of insect stings and parasites is higher. Estimates of malarial risks by the US, the UK and France are not very similar and do not take monsoon into account: Zones with malaria: Present at elevations

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