Climate and monthly weather forecast
Gangaw, Myanmar


The climate of Gangaw

Gangaw, located in Myanmar, is identified within the Köppen climate classification as having a Cwa climate which translates to a humid subtropical climate with a dry winter. Throughout the year, the climate exhibits a wide spectrum of conditions with temperatures seeing fluctuations from 8.4°C (47.1°F) to 31.8°C (89.2°F), humidity ranging from 40% to 90%, and a notable variation in rainfall measurements, from 2mm (0.08") in February to a peak of 314mm (12.36") in October.

Temperature highs fluctuate moderately from 22.5°C (72.5°F) in December to 31.8°C (89.2°F) in April, while temperature lows witness a more significant alteration from 8.4°C (47.1°F) in January to 20.3°C (68.5°F) between May and June. Humidity displays a steep rise from 40% in March to 90% in August, indicating a shift from drier to more humid conditions. Rainfall figures notably elevate from 2mm (0.08") in February to a massive 314mm (12.36") in October. Only two months, January and February, see rainfall below 10mm (0.39"), making these the driest months of the year.

A distinct weather pattern the region experiences is its sunshine hours, which vary from 6.5 hours per day in September to 11.4 hours per day in April. Simultaneously, the ultraviolet index presents a minor fluctuation between 4 in December and 7 in April. Wind speed in Gangaw presents a marginal variation too, with the maximum speed recorded at 6.1km/h (3.8mph) in April and the lowest at 3.7km/h (2.3mph) in October.

The best time to visit Gangaw

Given the overall climate conditions and season-specific weather characteristics, the ideal time to plan a visit to Gangaw would be during the period from November to February. This window corresponds to lower rainfall figures, more manageable humidity levels, and pleasant temperatures with highs averaging between 22.5°C (72.5°F) and 26.8°C (80.2°F). Further, the daylight hours range from 10.8 to 11.4, while the sunshine hours span between 7.3 to 7.9, allowing visitors ample time to explore the area.

The worst time to visit Gangaw

The time from May to October is considered the least suitable for visiting Gangaw due to harsh weather conditions. This period correlates with the monsoon season, producing heavy rainfall, high humidity levels, and weather that's less conducive for tourist activities. In particular, the rainfall levels rise dramatically to 122mm (4.8") in May and reach an extreme 314mm (12.36") in October. Concurrently, the humidity level increases to 64% in May and stays above 83% until October.

Spring weather in Gangaw

Spring in Gangaw, lasting from March to May, begins with a moderate rise in temperature, peaking at 31.8°C (89.2°F) in May. Correspondingly, temperature lows also rise, from 16.3°C (61.3°F) in March to 20.3°C (68.5°F) in May, signaling the onset of the warmer period of the year. This phase also marks an increase in rainfall, from 7mm (0.28") in March to an imposing 122mm (4.8") in May, indicating the onset of the monsoon season.

Summer weather in Gangaw

June to August marks the summer period in Gangaw, with temperatures lying in the range of 25.4°C (77.7°F) to 27.2°C (81°F). While the temperatures witness a minor decrease from the spring season, the rainfall levels rise exponentially, reaching 291mm (11.46") in June and maintaining a similar pattern until August. The humidity levels also rise significantly, peaking at 90% in August, thus defining the typical monsoon climate.

Autumn weather in Gangaw

September to November constitute the autumn season in Gangaw. The average high temperature during this time fluctuates from 25.7°C (78.3°F) to 24.2°C (75.6°F), with a slight decline in the rainfall from 226mm (8.9") in September to 29mm (1.14") by November, a clear sign of monsoon withdrawal.

Winter weather in Gangaw

December to February marks winter in Gangaw with temperature variations between 8.4°C (47.1°F) to 22.5°C (72.5°F). Rainfall drops significantly, with the driest month being recorded in February, marking only 2mm (0.08") of rain. This period sees manageable humidity levels, ranging from 61% to 72%, thus making it an appealing time for visitors.

Weather in January

Starting off the year in Gangaw, drier conditions dominate while January witnesses an impressive, yet oasis-like average daily sunshine of 7.5 hours. Comparatively low winds paint serene days, with an average speed of only 4.4km/h (2.7mph) and gusts up to 7.6km/h (4.7mph). Weather in January »

Weather in February

Met February, with more sunshine hours which account for a slight boost in the ultraviolet index taking it up to 6. Contrasted with January, the winds take a mild hike while offering visitors a calming rhythm of 5.1km/h (3.2mph) on average. Weather in February »

Weather in March

March marks the onset of the first noticeable changes in Gangaw's weather pattern. Replete with luminosity, this month provides 9.3 sunshine hours, radiating a welcoming warmth. The wind keeps a steady pace, maintaining last month's rhythm, spiraling around 5.6km/h (3.5mph). Weather in March »

Weather in April

In April, the city of Gangaw finds itself in the grip of rising temperatures, thus marking the initiation of the hot season. With the sun shining for an approximated 11.4 hours per day, the city vibrates with a pulsating heat. The month experiences a notable fluctuation in temperature- from the highest record of 31.8°C (89.2°F) down to 19.3°C (66.7°F) at the lowest. Weather in April »

Weather in May

May welcomes the first heavy showers in Gangaw, outlining the arrival of the rainy season. Stepping into the precipitation peak, this month sees an increase in rainfall, resulting in lush green scenic beauty. However, the city continues to uphold a hotter climate, as the mercury does not budge much from the previous month. Weather in May »

Weather in June

June brings with it the quintessential monsoon spirit, and Gangaw wakes up to a soft drizzle more often than not. The city’s weather oscillates between sun and showers, with low visibility falling to just 8km (5mi). Temperature settles between moderate ranges, rolling from a high of 27.2°C (81°F) to a low of 20.3°C (68.5°F). Weather in June »

Weather in July

July continues where June left off, bringing the monsoon rhythm to its full bloom in Gangaw. Temperatures moderately range, maintaining a comfortable warmth while the cool showers keep the climate pleasant. Consisting mainly of cloudy days, July offers little chance for sunlight to penetrate, marked by limited sunshine hours of seven per day. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August follows its predecessor in receiving substantial precipitation, implying continued dominance of the monsoon in Gangaw. The city remains draped in overcast conditions, as demonstrated by the high cloud coverage of 60%. The weather pattern showcases no rapid changes; temperatures subtly fluctuate, making this period significantly comfy. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September witnesses the gradual receding of monsoons from Gangaw, although the city still experiences substantial rainfall. The month eases the climatic peak of the wet season, opening the city to transitional weather. Temperatures remain steady, depicting little variation from the previous month's range 25.7°C (78.3°F) to 19.1°C (66.4°F), with a descent in humidity. Weather in September »

Weather in October

The arrival of October signifies a breeze of change in Gangaw, the city finally steps into the drier months. Rainfall starts to taper off, allowing more outdoor activities and tourism to flourish. October remains locked in a battle of seasons as the weather flutters between the receding monsoon and the upcoming winter, making for unpredictable weather. Weather in October »

Weather in November

November in Gangaw signifies the dawn of the drier and colder season, as the city bids goodbye to the monsoons. Weather patterns take a sharp turn from the drenched to dried conditions, resulting in the lowest rainfall of just 29mm (1.14"). Weather in November »

Weather in December

Winter struts into Gangaw in full swing by December, bringing with it the year's chilliest temperatures. While the cold season does not come with harsh cold, the locals and visitors alike perceive a noticeable drop in temperature. Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

How many days does it rain in Gangaw?

In Gangaw, during the entire year, the rain falls for 204.9 days and collects up to 1608mm (63.31") of precipitation.

What is the driest month in Gangaw?

February is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 1.1 days and accumulates 2mm (0.08") of precipitation.

What is the least humid month in Gangaw?

With an average relative humidity of 40%, March is the least humid month in Gangaw, Myanmar.

What is the warmest month in Gangaw?

In Gangaw, April is the month with the highest recorded average temperatures, measuring a high of 31.8°C (89.2°F) and a low of 19.3°C (66.7°F).

What month has the most sunshine in Gangaw?

With an average of 11.4h of sunshine, April has the most sunshine of the year in Gangaw.

When is the highest UV index in Gangaw?

The month with the highest UV index is April, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

When are the longest days in Gangaw?

The month with the longest days in Gangaw, Myanmar, is June, with an average of 13h and 30min of daylight.

What is the most humid month in Gangaw?

August is the most humid month, with an average relative humidity of 90%.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Gangaw?

With an average of 6.5h of sunshine, September has the least sunshine of the year.

What is the rainiest month in Gangaw?

The month with the most rainfall in Gangaw, Myanmar, is October, when the rain falls for 28.4 days and typically aggregates up to 314mm (12.36") of precipitation.

What is the coldest month in Gangaw?

December, characterized by an average high temperature of 22.5°C (72.5°F) and a low temperature of 9°C (48.2°F), is generally the coldest month in Gangaw, Myanmar.

What is the month with the shortest days in Gangaw?

December has the shortest days of the year in Gangaw, Myanmar, with an average of 10h and 48min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Gangaw?

Gangaw, Myanmar, does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). +0630 timezone is used over the entire year.

When is the lowest UV index in Gangaw?

December is the month with the lowest UV index in Gangaw, Myanmar, with an average maximum UV index of 4.

Average temperature
Gangaw, Myanmar

Average temperature - Gangaw, Myanmar

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (31.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (22.5°C).

The months with the highest average low temperature are May and June (20.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (8.4°C).


Average pressure
Gangaw, Myanmar

Average pressure - Gangaw, Myanmar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1014.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1003.4mbar).


Average wind speed
Gangaw, Myanmar

Average wind speed - Gangaw, Myanmar

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are March and April (5.6km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is October (3.7km/h).


Average rainfall
Gangaw, Myanmar

Average rainfall - Gangaw, Myanmar

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (314mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (2mm).


Average rainfall days
Gangaw, Myanmar

Average rainfall days - Gangaw, Myanmar

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (30.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (1.1 days).


Average daylight / Average sunshine
Gangaw, Myanmar

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Gangaw, Myanmar

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 30min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 48min).

The month with the most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 11h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 6h and 30min).


Average sunshine days
Gangaw, Myanmar

Average sunshine days - Gangaw, Myanmar

The month with the most sunshine days is January (27.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (0.3 days).


Average visibility
Gangaw, Myanmar

Average visibility - Gangaw, Myanmar

The months with the highest visibility are February, March, April and May (10km).
The month with the lowest visibility is October (6km).


Gangaw, Myanmar

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