The climate in Burma

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of 4 weather stations.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: The northern parts of Burma are in the subtropics, the southern regions in the tropics.

The climate in Burma is very warm, with an annual average of 32 degrees, but has few truly tropical and sultry months. It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 28 degrees. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Mandalay. The coldest is Kachin. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is from November to April. Most precipitation decrease from May to October.
Duration of daylight and sunshine in Burma
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Water temperatureWater temperatures in Burma
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Burma
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Burma

Regions in Burma

All figures per year. For detailed climate data click on the name of the region.

max Ø day
min Ø night
Kachin30.3 °C19.0 °C121 2,164 l77.0 %
Mandalay33.9 °C22.2 °C60 730 l68.0 %
Rakhine30.9 °C20.6 °C142 4,030 l80.0 %
Yangon33.3 °C21.7 °C134 2,332 l78.0 %

Temperature records of the last 73 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to March 2022 was reported by the Mandalay weather station. In May 2019 the record temperature of 44.2 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 4 weather stations in Burma , was recorded in 2007 with an average temperature of 28.3 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 27.5 degrees Celsius.

The coldest day in these 73 years was reported by the weather station Sittwe. Here the temperature dropped to 0.8 °C in January 2022. Sittwe lies at an altitude of 5 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1951 with an average temperature of 22.9 °C. In Burma, it is usual to have about 2.4 degrees more at 25.3 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in July 1992. With 73.6 mm per day, the Sittwe weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 73 years.

Data basis and methodology

The data of the individual measuring stations are based on the archives of the German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. In order to determine a representative national average, average values were first calculated for each part of the country, which were then summarized at the national level.
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