Myanmar weather & when to go: July
Rainfall begins to peak as the month progresses, with heavy rains expected throughout much of the country as the south-western monsoon increases in intensity. Temperatures remain high across the country (averaging highs of 27 - 30°C), but rainfall is also high.
July's weather in detail
The beaches on Myanmar's west and southern coast are now firmly closed, and any intrepid travellers making their way there in the absence of flights will find shelter from the large seas hard to come by. Heavy rainfall means road travel across rural parts of the country can become more difficult - in a few more extreme cases perhaps impossible.
The central plains to the south of Mandalay remain the hottest and driest region of the country, with temperatures still in the low to mid 30s°C and rainfall relatively minimal. Travel is still possible, however we suggest sticking to the main city and key tourist destinations where the infrastructure is better embedded.
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
Burmese Martyr's Day
19th July - commemorates the assassination of General Aung San (Aung San Suu Kyi’s father and Myanmar’s independence hero).