The Weather in Yangon

Yangon has a tropical monsoonal climate which makes it hot and humid all year round and is divided into three distinct seasons. Below is some information that can help you choose the best time to take a Yangon tour.

Winter from November to February

Winter in Yangon is unique and different from other countries in the planet since the temperature ranges from 19 to 33°C (66 to 91°F), especially in December and January with the average temperature is 25°C (77°F) during the day. The weather is quite warm for a “normal” winter but it is cooler than the rest of the year in hot and humid Yangon as it is much drier and that is the reason why this is the best time to take a Yangon tour. Another thing which makes this period worth a visit is that Shwedagon Festival has taken place around February or March (based on the Full Moon). You can get the chance to enjoy the traditional dancing, drama and tasty food around the golden-colored Shwedagon Pagoda – the iconic landmark of Yangon.Best time for a yangon-tour


Dry Season from March to May

The dry season lasts from March to May and it is extremely hot and humid especially in April- the hottest month of the year when the temperature can reach up to 40°C (104°F). If you decide to travel to Yangon in this period, do not worry, Thingyan Water Festival can cool down your body. This festival celebrates Buddhist New Year, people rush into the streets to throw water at each other that is considered as a symbol of washing away bad luck from the previous year. You will forget the heat immediately and wallow in the funny, effervescent and laughter-filled atmosphere.Yangon tours in dry season


Rainy Season from June to October

Located in the south coast, that is why Yangon gets a lot of rainfall and the wettest months are July and August; as a result, the rainy season may not be the best time to explore and take part in the outdoor activities. However, the rainfall tends to occur in short showers, so it is quite easy to find a temporary shelter if it rains when you are outside. Moreover, if you want, you can still take a Yangon tour to sip a coffee or beer in a bar or walk around in a famous museum or construction while the rain is falling outside with the dripping sounds, it is a kind of romance.yangon-travel in-the-rainy-seasonNo matter you travel to Yangon in any seasons, you will find this land peaceful and gorgeous, not only in its charming landscapes but also in the lifestyles of people and the traditional values, that is the reason why makes every season is the best time to visit Yangon. Once taking Yangon tours, you will not be disappointed since this place hides many secret things that are waiting for you to explore someday.