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The best time to visit Burma

The best time to visit Burma is from November to February during the country’s dry season, when the weather is also not too hot. Early March can also be a good time as most areas are still dry, though there will be fewer tourists as it spells the start of the low season. It can get very hot between April and May, with temperatures reaching 36C in Rangoon (Yangon).

While the monsoon peaks between July and September, this can be one of the best times to take a river cruise itinerary; this is when the water levels are at their highest, and the boat can provide shelter during heavy showers.

Climate charts for cities and places within Burma

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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Inle Lake

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2679 3086 3290 3086 2781 2781 2679 2781 2781 2577 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1457 1864 1966 2068 2068 2068 1966 1864 1457 1050
Sunshine hours 9 10 9 8 7 4 4 4 5 6 7 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 40 30 131 492 2008 2158 2359 26911 2409 1797 763 151
Rainy Days 3 2 2 6 15 19 22 23 19 13 7 3
Humidity VH VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH VH H
UV 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kalaw

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2781 2984 2781 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2272 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 745 846 1254 1661 1763 1763 1763 1763 1763 1559 1254 846
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 6 4 3 4 5 6 7 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 30 50 120 492 2048 2419 26610 28511 25610 2128 843 151
Rainy Days 3 2 2 6 15 19 22 23 19 13 7 3
Humidity VH VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH H
UV 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Mandalay

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3290 3697 38100 3799 3493 3493 3391 3391 3290 3086 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1559 2068 2475 2679 2679 2679 2577 2577 2475 2068 1559
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 6 4 4 4 5 6 8 8
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 40 20 10 371 1406 1235 743 1305 1556 1777 392 70
Rainy Days 1 1 1 3 10 9 9 11 12 9 4 1
Humidity L M VH VH E VH VH VH VH VH H L
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Maymyo (Pyin Oo Lwin)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2475 2781 2984 2882 2679 2577 2577 2679 2577 2373 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 541 745 1152 1661 1864 1966 1966 1966 1966 1661 1254 745
Sunshine hours 8 9 8 8 6 4 3 4 5 6 7 8
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 30 70 120 622 2419 2399 1887 25710 25310 2028 934 191
Rainy Days 1 1 2 4 11 11 11 13 12 9 5 1
Humidity H VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH H
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Moulmein

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3391 3493 3595 3290 2984 2882 2882 3086 3188 3290 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 2068 2373 2577 2475 2475 2373 2373 2475 2475 2272 2068
Sunshine hours 9 10 10 9 7 5 5 5 5 6 8 9
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 30 80 110 622 50620 90336 111744 124149 66626 2028 331 131
Rainy Days 1 1 2 5 18 27 28 29 22 14 4 1
Humidity VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2882 2984 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Ngapali Beach

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3290 3391 3493 3391 3086 2984 2984 3086 3290 3290 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1254 1355 1864 2272 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2373 2068 1559
Sunshine hours 9 10 9 9 6 4 4 4 5 6 8 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 10 10 171 28211 120347 132452 128551 57022 2018 663 80
Rainy Days 0 0 0 2 14 26 29 28 21 12 5 1
Humidity M H H VH VH H H H H VH H H
UV 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2781 2882 3086 3086 2984 2882 2984 2984 2984 2781

Pagan (Bagan)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3290 3697 38100 3697 3391 3290 3290 3290 3290 3086 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1661 2068 2475 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475 2373 2068 1661
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 6 4 3 4 5 6 8 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 10 50 141 944 954 492 954 1305 1024 381 80
Rainy Days 1 1 2 3 12 17 19 20 16 9 4 1
Humidity H VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH H
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Rangoon (Yangon)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3595 3697 3799 3391 3086 3086 3086 3086 3290 3290 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 2272 2475 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2272 1966
Sunshine hours 9 10 10 9 7 4 4 4 5 6 8 9
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 20 60 171 30712 56722 57723 62425 38115 2068 622 70
Rainy Days 0 1 1 2 17 28 31 30 24 12 4 1
Humidity VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A