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What is the best season to visit Myanmar (Burma)?
Myanmar (Burma) and its most important attractions with your definite card and travel guides about the best times to visit. If you are considering the best period for a visit to Myanmar (Burma), remember that there are three peak seasons: the hot period from March to May, the wet period from June to September and the cool period from October to February.
Though a year-round tourist attraction, the best time to spend a vacation in Myanmar (Burma) is the cold period (October to February), when the temperature is more temperate and there is little or no precipitation. A visit to Myanmar (Burma) during the warm or humid seasons has the advantage of less tourist and therefore lower-priced.
During the rainy period there are short but intense rainfall, especially in the afternoons, which seldom interfere with travel and bring the luxuriant scenery of Myanmar (Burma) to live. This is your guideline for what you can find, when and where. Daytimes in Mandalay stay high even in the cold months of May to January. Between October and February, the maximum temperature averages range from 28°C (82°F) to 32°C (90°F), but night cools from December to February when the temperature drops to 14°C (57°F).
Between March and July, the highest temperature fluctuates around 35°C (95°F) and reaches 38°C (100°F) in April. Rainfall starts in May, subsides in July and then returns from August to October, with even the wetest month having an annual rainfall of only 9-day. A tour through the temple of Bagan can be hottest work, so the best season to go is in the colder seasons from May to January.
Between February and April the temperature averages 36°C (97°F), but often reaches 40°C (104°F). It is best to go to the temple in the mornings and afternoons and spend the hotter part of the year by the swimming pools or in a shady yard with a cold beverage.
From December to April it practically does not rainstorm, while the rainy period from May to October brings short afternoons, but many arid afternoons. In higher altitudes, Inle Lake is more temperate and reaches a temperature of 86°F (30°C) even in Myanmar (Burma) in the hottest months of the year from March to May.
Winters, from December to February, are comfortable during the days with an mean of 77°F (25°C), but night time can be chilly and drop to 39°F (4°C). During the rainy period, from May to October, it does not rainy very much and does not affect the activity of people.
Situated in the Myanmar hills (Burma), Kalawand Pindaya is colder than lowlands with winters from November to February between 7°C (45°F) and 23°C (73°F) at most. The temperature rises to a high of 84°F (29°C) in April, but it is raining in May. The rainy seasons from May to October can be hard when the soil becomes damp and slushy.
Burma's capitol receives very little rains from November to April, but in the rainy seasons from May to October it rains much more than in the south. The majority of the day get some precipitation, though it is usually in the shape of a strong rainstorm in the afternoons, which seldom affects trips.
The temperature is quite steady all year round with highs around 24°C (75°F), falling to 19°C (66°F) in January and February. Hotter seasons are March and April, with mean highs of 97°F (36°C) and 84-91°F (29-33°C) for the year. It is best from November to April when the hot weather peaks at 91°F (33°C), while cooler night times may be possible, especially in January and February when the troughs are 54°F (12°C).
Rainfall starts in May and is in full force in June, and in June alone it is raining on the shore at 1300 mm (51 inches). The majority of establishments are closed in the low seasons from May to September and the number of weekly departures to the region is reduced to one to two. View our complete collection of trips to Myanmar (Burma).