The climate in Myanmar

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page come 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 Myanmar are in the subtropics, the southern regions are in the tropics.

The climate in Myanmar is very warm, with an annual average of 32 degrees, but has few truly tropical and sticky months. It is warm to hot all year round, inviting bathing at average water temperatures of 28 degrees. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Mandalay. The coldest is Kachin. Due to less rain, the best time for traveling is from November to April. Most precipitation falls from May to October.
Duration of daylight and sunshine in Myanmar
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Myanmar
Rain days per monthRain days per month in Myanmar
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Myanmar
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Myanmar
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Myanmar
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Myanmar

Regions in Myanmar

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 74 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to January 2023 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 Myanmar , was recorded in 2007 with an average temperature of 28.3 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every four to six hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 27.5 degrees Celsius.

The coldest day in these 74 years was reported by the Sittwe weather station. Here the temperature dropped to 6.5 °C in January 2018. Sittwe lies at an altitude of five meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1951 with an average temperature of 22.9 °C. In Myanmar, 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 74 years.

Data basis and methodology

The data from 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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