The best times to visit Bagan for ideal weather are
December 10th to January 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Bagan Travel Guide
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Weather in Bagan
Average temperatures in Bagan vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 39th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Bagan, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 105.1°F (40.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80.9°F (27.2°C) at night.
Bagan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Bagan Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Bagan Perceived Temperature (F)
Bagan Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Bagan Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bagan are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.
When can you find snow in Bagan? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bagan.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bagan (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Bagan has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is March (34.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (72%).
Wind in Bagan is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is July, followed by June and May. July’s average wind speed of around 1.8 knots (2.1 MPH or 3.3 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 3.2 knots, which is considered light air.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bagan.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Mar||1.1||Barely noticeable||1.7||Barely noticeable|
|Apr||1.2||Barely noticeable||1.8||Barely noticeable|
|May||1.4||Barely noticeable||2||Barely noticeable|
|Jun||1.7||Barely noticeable||2.6||Barely noticeable|
|Jul||1.8||Barely noticeable||2.5||Barely noticeable|
|Aug||1.2||Barely noticeable||1.7||Barely noticeable|
|Sep||1.1||Barely noticeable||1.5||Barely noticeable|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Bagan?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Myanmar; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 27, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Bagan, Myanmar is March, followed by May and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bagan in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Bagan Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 105.1°F (40.6°C) and 98.5°F (36.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Bagan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 93.4°F (34.1°C) and 89.1°F (31.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Bagan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 98.5°F (36.9°C) and 83.5°F (28.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.