Myanmar weather & when to go: April
As April arrives, things really start to heat up, and the mercury edges towards some of the highest temperatures of the year. Visitor numbers are still at their highest, and it is therefore advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.
April's weather in detail
With no rain expected throughout the month and the chilly winter feel in the highlands now a distant memory, you can expect excellent weather across Myanmar in April.
In the south and along the west coast, be sure to pack your sunscreen as the beaches will be basking in sunshine, with temperatures climbing as high as 36°C. In central lowland regions you can expect average highs either side of 40°C, whilst even the highlands are expected to be well on their way to the mid 30s°C.
You may be wondering whether you should be travelling to Myanmar. It's a complex situation, and Selective Asia's Gemma has shared some insightful thoughts on travelling responsibly in Myanmar - you can read them here.
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Our recommended journeys
Delving deep into this diverse country, An Insider's Myanmar takes in the bustle of Yangon and Mandalay, Bagan’s awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage temples, and the beauty of Inle Lake, then steps off the well-trodden trail into the Kalaw hills, and south into remote Kayah State, only recently opened up to visitors.
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Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies
Thingyan Water Festival
Myanmar New Year, the Big One! Deeply religious festival where people commit meritorious deeds such as releasing fishes into ponds and washing elder's hair. Traditional dances held and donations given to monasteries. Offices are closed and many shops will close for up to a week either side of the main festival (13th-16th April).