Climate zone: The northern parts of Burma are in the subtropics, the southern regions in the tropics.
With a yearly average of 32 °C the climate in Burma ist warm, but has only a few really tropical and sticky months. It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 28 degrees. 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
hours of sunshine per day rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Water temperature Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Temperature records of the last 70 years
The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to December 2019 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 below 150 metres altitude, 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 70 years was reported by the weather station Sittwe. Here the temperature dropped to 6.5 °C in January 2018. 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.