Weather & Climate
Myanmar has two distinct seasons – dry and wet. From October to May is dry season, and April to September is wet season. March to April and the early wet season (May and June) usually are the hottest of the year. As you would expect, temperatures throughout the country are greatly affected by altitude and therefore the hill stations, lakes and Himalayan foothills are far cooler than southern lowland and coastal regions.
You can visit the country throughout the year with only Ngapali Beach to avoid at the peak of the wet.
Bagan and Mandalay are the driest regions of the country, avoiding much of the annual rain. The plains surrounding these two destinations remain relatively dry aside from the odd heavy downpour, all the way through to August.
As a general rule north, upper central and eastern regions are at a higher altitude than those in the west, lower central and south where humidity is higher and temperatures in excess of 40°C are common during March and April.
When is the best time to visit Myanmar?
The very best months to visit Myanmar are from November to February however this is also the busiest time when securing accommodation can become problematic and the cost of travel may be double or triple than that in shoulder and low seasons.
Choosing the proper destinations to customize a trip will balance your travel experience and the cost perfectly.