Myanmar weather & when to go: August
No change from the mostly uninticing July weather, although rainfall should start to lessen towards the end of August. Wherever you travel in Myanmar at this time of year, you should expect heavy rain for the majority of days.
August's weather in detail
Temperatures during August remain high (averaging highs of 27-30°C) however the beaches on Myanmar's west and southern coasts are still closed; with resorts boarded up to protect them from the large waters clattering in from the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
Heavy rainfall can make road travel across parts of the country difficult, especially in the more rural and remote areas of the country where roads may be impassable.
Can you still travel in Myanmar in August Yes, just about. Are there better months to visit? Without question!
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
Taungbyone Nat Festival
20km north of Mandalay. Most impressive nat festival in the country and a Myanmar family event, despite being very crowded and boisterous. Attracts thousands of nat kadaws (spiritmediums), many of whom are gay or transgender. Orchestras playing, drinking, dancing and revelry throughout the day and night.