Mandalay Weather Overview
Mandalay is located in central Myanmar and features a tropical dry, hot, and wet climate under the Koppen climate classification.
Average temperatures in Mandalay vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 39th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide.
If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Mandalay, the hottest months are April, May, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid April where highs are regularly around 103.5°F (39.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.5°F (25.3°C) at night.
Check the below table to have the idea of Mandalay weather throughout the year
Best time to go to Mandalay
The best time to visit Mandalay is between November and February as the weather remains cool for one to roam around and explore the city. This is the peak season visit Mandalay and the weather remains pleasant and dry with the maximum temperatures of 30 degrees during the day.
Mandalay 3 seasons:
1. The dry season is from November to February. It enjoys pleasant weather with little rainfall and cool temperatures. That said, the dry season has become the peak tourist season in Mandalay and is a wonderful time to visit Mandalay
Drinking lots of water to stay hydrated is necessary. Please also be aware that you should book your hotel ahead of time as the hotels are busy in this season.
2. The hot season is usually from March to April when the weather is dominated by searing heat and there is less rainfall.
Ultraviolet radiation is strong during the daytime. Remember to protect yourself well against the harmful sun's rays with sunglasses, a sun hat, long-sleeved shirts, and a high SPF sunscreen.
When the weather is incredibly hot, from midday to 4pm, you should probably arrange indoor activities at your hotel.
3. The rainy season is from May to October. The southwest monsoon erupts in May, bringing rain showers to the area. Heavy rainfall may have an impact on tourism, such as delaying flights, making roads difficult to travel on, and spoiling some views. So it’s recommended for you to arrange some indoor activities.
However, as it is the low season, costs will be cheaper than in the peak season.
During the months of the rainy season, there is a higher rate of dengue fever. To avoid mosquito bites, try not to expose your skin, especially in the grass. You should prepare a thin long-sleeved shirt for outdoor activities.