A monsoon climate with three main seasons. The hottest period is between February and May, with little or no rain. Rainy season exists from May to October and dry, cooler weather from October to February.

Summer

with highest temperature during March and April in Central Myanmar up to above 110 ° F (43.3 ° C) while in Northern Myanmar it is about 97 ° F (36.1 ° C) and on the Shan Plateau between 85 ° F (29.4 ° C) and 95 ° F (35 ° C).

Rainy Season

from mid-May to end of October, with annual rain fall of less than 10 inches in Central Myanmar while the coastal regions of Rakhine and Tanintharyi get about 200 inches.

Winter Season

which starts from November to end of February with temperature in hilly areas with an elevation of over 3000 feet drops below 32 ° F (0 ° C).

As a whole, the location and topography of the country generate a diversity of climate conditions. Seasonal changes in the monsoon wind directions crate summer, rainy and winter seasons. Extremes of temperature are rare.

The direction of winds and depression bring rains, and in some years severe storms occur causing damage in Rakhine region. In Rakhine and Tarintharyi regions, rain fall varies from year to year though it is always heavy and creates no hardships.

Required Clothing

Lightweight cottons and linens throughout most of the year are required. A light raincoat or umbrella is needed during the rainy season. Warmer clothes are advised for coolest period and some evenings.