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The climate of Myanmar (Burma also known as Myanmar)
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar or Myanmar for short is a country which was known as Burma until 1989. The name Burma is still used internationally by, for instance western media. Myanmar has a combination of three tropical and subtropical climate types. The largest part of Myanmar has a combination of a monsoon climate (type Am according to the Köppen climate classification) and a tropical savannah climate (type Aw). In the northeastern part of Myanmar this changes into a warm China climate (type Cwa). Myanmar has two seasons: a dry season and a rainy season (the monsoon). According to several sources the dry season is divided into two seasons based on temperatures. During the final 2-3 months of the dry season temperatures rise to such high figures that this period is also known as the hot season.


Climate information of places and areas in Myanmar
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific information about weather and climate can be found on the climate pages per area or town. As for Myanmar the following climate information is available:


Myanmar has tropical temperatures of at least 30 degrees Celsius (86.0 degrees Fahrenheit) all year round with the exception of the higher regions in the west, north and east. Temperatures are lower in these foothills of the Himalayans than in the central low plains and along the coasts of Myanmar. The highest mountain in Myanmar is Mount Hkakabo Razi (5,881 meters). Above 4,500 meters you can find eternal snow, glaciers and bleak weather conditions because of the fierce winds that blow at this altitude. The top of the mountain consists of an ice sheet with several glaciers. At the beginning of the dry season (second part of October) average maximum temperatures are 30-33 degrees Celsius (86.0-91.4 degrees Fahrenheit) on the lower plains and along the coast. From the second part of January temperatures start to rise to eventually reach 36-38 degrees Celsius (96.8-100 degrees Fahrenheit) in April which is the hottest month. As soon as the southwesterly monsoon causes high precipitation figures in May temperatures drop to 30-33 degrees Celsius (86.0-91.4 degrees Fahrenheit). the lowest 24 hour temperature can be recorded at the end of the night, right before the sun rises. During the winter temperatures are 18-23 degrees Celsius (64.4-73.4 degrees Fahrenheit) then and during the summer 23-27 degrees Celsius (73.4-80.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

Rainy season
The southwesterly monsoon causes a rainy season which starts suddenly during the second part of May. This can be noticed along the coast and in the delta where monthly precipitation figures rise to 400 millimeters or even much higher. The rainy season is till the second part of October, after this the number of rainy days and average precipitation figures drop. However, it takes a few weeks before humidity figures start to drop as well. Total annual precipitation figures vary from more than 5,000 millimeters in the coastal areas to 2,500 millimeters in the delta to less than 1,000 millimeters in the dry zone which can be found in central Myanmar.

Because of high precipitation figures during the monsoon natural disasters such as floods and landslides are not uncommon in Myanmar. Almost every year the media reports about casualties caused by floods. However, fortunately Myanmar doesn’t have the risk of being hit by a hurricane. Because of its situation the heaviest tropical storms have no chance of reaching Myanmar.


Climate figures
Throughout Myanmar several climate figures and temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for the capital Rangoon (Yangon) and cannot be seen as an average for the country. For climate figures for other places and regions in Myanmar please, visit the individual climate pages.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 32 18 9 0 n/a
February 35 19 10 0 n/a
March 36 22 10 1 n/a
April 37 24 9 2 n/a
May 33 25 7 13 n/a
June 30 25 4 25 n/a
July 30 24 4 26 n/a
August 30 24 4 26 n/a
September 30 24 5 20 n/a
October 32 24 6 12 n/a
November 32 22 8 5 n/a
December 32 19 9 0 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time. How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate information per month. The figures below are for the capital Rangoon (Yangon). For climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant individual climate pages.

chance of
(very) hot


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(very) cool
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chance of
chance of
sunny days


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