With the levels of rainfall now more manageable, Myanmar once again opens its doors to travellers. Despite the coolest months of the year being just around the corner, temperatures throughout October are likely to remain in the high 20s and even early 30s°C.
The central plains to the south of Mandalay are once again the hottest and driest region of the country, with temperatures in the low 30s°C and minimal rainfall experienced during October. Across Myanmar rainfall is greatly reduced and bright sunny days start to become the norm.
The beach resorts start to open again, but in some instances you should expect a slightly below par service for the opening week, as new staff find their feet and work continues to repair any damage suffered during the monsoon. Away from the coast the 'Big 4' of Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake are expecting great weather as are most other key places of interest. The river water levels are high on all the rivers meaning that the cruise boats ae sailing again and its the perfect time to sail the Upper Ayeyarwady River and on the Chindwin River.
October is very much mid-season, and can be a very good time to visit Myanmar with a high chance of good weather and lower tourist numbers than in the months that follow.
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.