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Yangon weather in May (Myanmar (Burma))

How is the weather in Yangon in May? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In May, Yangon generally has very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 36°C. But by evening, they drop to around 27°C. Bear in mind, these are average temperatures, and it can get even warmer on particular days. Make sure to choose clothing that accommodates the warmth.

Yangon in May falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 281 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 17 days.

The area enjoys a balanced 181 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Yangon. December typically offers the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, April, May, June, July, August and September tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

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

 

Yangon, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 27°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 36°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 55%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 281 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 17 days  
HumidityHumidity 73% *  
SunshineSunshine 181 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) (14 KM, 8 Miles).

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°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Yangon 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.

Swimming
7/10
Camping
7/10

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