Yangon (Rangoon) weather in May (Myanmar (Burma))

Curious about the May weather in Yangon (Rangoon)? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In May, Yangon (Rangoon) generally has very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 36°C (show in °F), while nights can cool down to about 27°C. Remember, these are typical temperatures, and certain days could be even hotter. Ensure you wear appropriate clothing to handle the warmth.

Yangon (Rangoon) in May falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 274 mm (show in inches) for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 17 days of rain.

The city usually sees around 181 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Yangon (Rangoon). December typically offers the most optimal weather. In contrast, April, May, June, July, August, September and October tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Yangon (Rangoon) climate page with graphs.


Yangon (Rangoon), monthly averages in May

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 26.8°C  
Max Temperature 35.7°C  
Chance of Rain 55%  
Precipitation 274 mm  
Rainy days 17 days  
Humidity 73%  
Sunshine 181 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Myanmar (Burma) in May

Find out more about the weather in Myanmar (Burma) in May and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Yangon (Rangoon) in May?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.


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