The climate of Yangon (Myanmar)
Rangoon, also written as Yangon, is the largest city in Myanmar and
was the capital of the country until 7 November 2005. Nowadays
Naypyidaw is the capital of Myanmar. Rangoon has a population figure
of more than 4 million and is located on the banks of the Rangoon
River, in the delta which flows into the Gulf of Martaban. The most
important pagoda in the country can be found here, the Shwedagon
pagoda. Rangoon has a tropical monsoon climate (type Am) with very wet
summers caused by the southwesterly monsoon which is from the second
part of May till the second part of October. During the second part of
October precipitation figures decrease and the dry season starts.
During the winter temperatures rise to eventually reach 37 degrees
Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) on average in the hottest month
which is April. Rangoon can record 2,681 millimeters of annual
precipitation which falls in the form of rain because of the high
temperatures. August is the wettest month with 602 millimeters of
rain. During this month it rains almost every day.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Yangon.
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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