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

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

When to go to Yangon, Myanmar

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

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

January

January is constantly hot, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Yangon during February, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Yangon is scorchingly hot, extremely hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here is sizzling, very hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

May

In May, Yangon can be sweltering, very rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) and about half of the time jump into the 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 Yangon, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Yangon is constantly hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Yangon, with most of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Yangon during July, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Yangon is hot and extremely 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 Yangon, with most of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Yangon during September, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 80 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Yangon is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Yangon, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you vacation in Yangon during November, 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 low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Yangon during December, you are likely to find that it is really hot, somewhat hazy 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 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Yangon, 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 Yangon
  • 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
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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