Mandalay, Myanmar: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Mandalay, Myanmar? If you're planning to go to Mandalay, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Mandalay, Myanmar

Based on the climate and weather in Mandalay, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Mandalay, Myanmar by month

January

If you visit Mandalay during January, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion

February

If you visit Mandalay during February, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion

March

If you visit Mandalay during March, you are likely to find that it is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts

April

If you visit Mandalay during April, you are likely to find that it is blindingly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops

May

If you visit Mandalay during May, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

June

In June, Mandalay is unbearably hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Mandalay, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

July

If you vacation in Mandalay during July, you are likely to find that it is blindingly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops

August

August is really hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

If you are traveling to Mandalay in September, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

If you visit Mandalay during October, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

November

November in Mandalay is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals

December

If you vacation in Mandalay during December, you are likely to find that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Mandalay, Myanmar

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mandalay, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C, D, G and I
  • A SIM card that works in Mandalay
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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