Myanmar: Weather & when to go: May

May Overview

May sees April’s temperatures only rising, with even warmer conditions experienced across the country. Rains in the beginning part of the month are still quite non existent and days are hot and dry throughout.  The central plains still hover in the searing 40 mark, while the rest of the country hangs around the mid 30s with temperatures slowly declining towards the end of the month.

For those who don’t mind the extreme heat, this is another ideal time to visit for beach weather and touring… with proper hydration! Thanks to the constant spike in temperatures, tourist numbers slowly start to decline in May, which means destinations are a bit more serene to visit.

Towards the end of the month, the weather pattern begins to shift, with the coming rains bringing along some cooler temperatures. Sporadic storms may pass through which foreshadow the change in weather that is to come in the ensuing months.