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Best time to visit Bagan, Myanmar

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The best time to visit Bagan is November-February

If you’re looking to travel to Bagan for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Bagan is November-February due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 41℃ (106℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around 16℃ (61℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 15℃ (58℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Bagan are usually in April, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. August sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in February instead.

For more information about when to travel to Bagan, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

April

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Bagan seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Bagan as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Bagan is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Bagan

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Bagan for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Bagan climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Bagan for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Bagan in January

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bagan in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bagan in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 36%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bagan in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bagan in March

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (97℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 30%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 3 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bagan in March, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Bagan in April

  • Average temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average high temperature: 39℃ (102℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 35%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bagan in April, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Bagan in May

  • Average temperature: 34℃ (92℉)
  • Average high temperature: 38℃ (100℉)
  • Average low temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bagan in May, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Bagan in June

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 72mm (3") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bagan in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bagan in July

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 125mm (5") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bagan in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bagan in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 171mm (7") over 28 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bagan in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bagan in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 149mm (6") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bagan in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Bagan in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 109mm (4") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bagan in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bagan in November

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bagan in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bagan in December

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bagan in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Bagan is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 39℃ (102℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bagan is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Bagan is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bagan, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in April are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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