Myanmar weather & when to go: November
The rainy season is already becoming a distant memory, and for many November promises the best conditions to visit Myanmar. Visitor numbers are still relatively low and the temperatures more moderate than the early half of the year, but you can nonetheless expect average highs of up to 31°C across much of the country.
November's weather in detail
In the highlands and foothills of the east, you'll experience average highs of 25°C during November, but temperatures are close to their lowest and warm clothing is required, especially at night and the higher you go. River levels are high after the wet summer months making November an ideal month for cruises, especially on the higher Ayeyarwady and on the Chindwin.
Dry weather is expected across Myanmar this month. The south and west coast beaches are returning to their best, with resorts now fully open and plenty of sunshine expected. Yangon, Inle Lake, Bagan and all the other key destinations are expecting excellent conditions in November.
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
Shwezigon Pagoda Festival
An interesting time to be in Bagan, with celebrations lasting the week running up to the Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone.
Taunggyi Balloon Festival
A festival which features the construction and launch of hundreds of hot-air balloons, groups compete to build the most attractive balloon or to reach the greatest height. These can be in the form of Pagodas, animals and lanterns. Fireworks and rockets are set off, often at great height.