The best times to visit Rangoon for ideal weather are
October 8th to May 20th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Rangoon Travel Guide
Weather in Rangoon
Average temperatures in Rangoon vary very little and are too warm to be considered temperate for most. The area is in the bottom 3 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Rangoon, the hottest months are April, March, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-April where highs are regularly around 76.1°F (24.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.7°F (16.5°C) at night.
Rangoon Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Rangoon 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.
Rangoon Perceived Temperature (F)
Rangoon Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Rangoon 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 precipitation in Rangoon are July, June, and then August. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are only 0 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 4.2 days with significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.
When can you find snow in Rangoon? 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 Rangoon.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Rangoon (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
Rangoon has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is February (52.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (89.9%).
Wind in Rangoon is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and July. April’s average wind speed of around 2.9 knots (3.3 MPH or 5.4 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 early January where average top sustained speeds reach 6.7 knots, which is considered a light breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Rangoon.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||1.7||light air||4.1||a light breeze|
|Feb||1.8||light air||4.2||a light breeze|
|Mar||2.2||light air||4.9||a light breeze|
|Apr||2.9||light air||5.6||a light breeze|
|May||2.7||light air||5.7||a light breeze|
|Jun||2.2||light air||5.1||a light breeze|
|Jul||2.3||light air||5.3||a light breeze|
|Aug||2.3||light air||5.2||a light breeze|
|Sep||2.2||light air||4.9||a light breeze|
|Oct||2||light air||4.8||a light breeze|
|Nov||1.9||light air||4.4||a light breeze|
|Dec||2||light air||4.5||a light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Rangoon?
As of 5/19/2017 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Myanmar or Burma; 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.
Overall Rangoon Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 76.1°F (24.5°C) and 67.7°F (19.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 2 days of precipitation per month. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 7 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Rangoon, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 69.6°F (20.9°C) and 65.2°F (18.4°C), which will feel warmer than comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a small amount: 0 to 4 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Rangoon to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 72.5°F (22.5°C) and 66.2°F (19°C). On average, it rains or snows a trivial/unreported amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.