Myanmar has three main seasons, namely hot season, rainy season and cold season. November to February is generally dry and cooler. It is noted to be the best time to travel as it is favored by tourist. The hot season starts in March through May, the temperature increases and can occasionally reach 40 degrees Celsius until the rainy season begins in May, which lasts until the end of October. The best time to visit the beach is from October to March with steady temperatures in the low 30s Celsius accompanied by plenty of sunshine. The mountainous region and hinterland may experience cool to freezing temperature especially in the winter months, so prepare accordingly.