Myanmar - weather & travel conditions in September

Weather, climate, temparature and precipitation in Myanmar in September

September is a shoulder month coming by the end of the rainy season. The coast is still affected by the monsoon so beaches are closed due to flooded roads. Luckily, other regions in Myanmar see nicer weather and have less amount of rainfall.

In Yangon, it sometimes rains but not for a full day like in June and July. The morning is drier and the average temperature of the area is around 32 degrees Celsius.

Shwedagon Temple, Yangon

In September, Yangon doesn't rain all day long like the previous months

In the northern central plains like Bagan and Mandalay, the temperature reaches 27 degrees Celsius on average and the weather is a bit drier than in other regions. The mountainous areas which surround Inle Lake are cool and have an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius.

Events in Burma in September

Bo Bo Gyi Nat Festival

Held in Amarapura town in late September or early October, Bo Bo Gyi Nat is a 10-day festival taking place right on the banks of Taungthaman Lake located near the well-known U Bein Bridge to show respect to the local pagoda. During this festival, people toss tea leaves at anyone among the crowd and if you get it, it is a tradition to define that you will get back to the town the next year. Additionally, there is a special journey of a great procession barge traveling from Taungthaman village to Kun Taung Lake on waterways with the following of local villagers on boats.

Manuha Pagoda Festival

Celebrated on the 6th month of the Burmese calendar (the full month of Tawthalin, often falls in late September or early October) in Bagan, the festival lasts for 3 days with an impressive parade of paper-mâché along the streets with exciting music and lively atmosphere.

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival

This meaningful festival takes place in Inle Lake in late September or early October to honor the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. During this festival, people join in the parade of typical leg-rowed boats (the image that can be seen easily on all Inle Lake’s postcards) while pulling giant sacred Buddha statues across the lake. It is such an impressive scenery attracting lots of people to the festival.

How to do and what to expect if travel in Myanmar in September

September is a good month for those who are interested in exploring ancient ruins, spectacular mountains, and sacred temples but less crowded than other busy months in a year.

Visiting Mandalay and Bagan in September, you should expect the possibility of rain but not much and a bit muddy. The morning is often dry and warm which creates good conditions for outdoor sightseeing activities including trekking, hiking, and camping. Due to the amount of rainfall, the outside areas to the north of Mandalay like Hsipaw and Pyin Oo Lwin seem lively and fresh than ever. Other attractive places for traveling to during this time are Kalaw and Inle Lake due to the fewer chances of rain and sunshine. However, rain can happen unexpectedly so bring along an umbrella and a good raincoat before leaving the accommodation.

In Yangon, it rains more often and lasts for a long time than in other regions in this month. However, you still can spend time exploring numerous indoor temples and museums despite the rain.

The beach areas surrounding Ngwe Saung and Ngapali are still closed due to safety reasons so do not arrange them in your trip to Myanmar this month.

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