Being in Southeast Asia, the climate of Yangon is tropical. The three general seasons are: Hot and dry (March – May), Rainy (June – October), Cooler and drier (November – February). While Yangon can be visited at any time of year, it is best to go after the rainy season from November to January when it is somewhat cooler, and not so humid.
Visitors should bring light and casual cotton clothes, but the choice of clothing will depend on the season. Warmer clothing may be necessary during the cool season in Yangon.
Best Time to Come
The best time to visit Yangon is during the cooler months of November to February, especially in December and January when the weather is also its most dry and sunny.
Like the rest of Myanmar, Yangon enjoys dry, sunny weather from November through April, when the northeast monsoon rolls through. The temperatures rise in March and April, and when the wet southwest monsoon arrives in May it can become intensely hot and sticky. The rains continue through to the end of October, with more than 500 millimetres of rain common in the wettest months of August and September.