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

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

When to go to Pathein, Myanmar

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

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

January

January in this region can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

February

If you visit Pathein during February, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

March

March for Pathein is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts

April

If you are traveling to Pathein in April, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

May

If you go to Pathein in May, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

June

Traveling to Pathein in June, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear

August

In August, Pathein is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear

September

September in Pathein can be very hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

October

If you are traveling to Pathein in October, you will notice that it is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

November

If you are traveling to Pathein in November, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses

December

If you go to Pathein in December, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Pathein, 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 Pathein
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • 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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