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June Weather in Mandalay - More Rainfall

By Wendy Updated Apr. 22, 2021

Weather: More rain will fall in June, at higher intensities. Heavy rainfall may have an impact on tourism, such as delaying flights, making roads difficult to travel, and spoiling some views. But as it is the low season, costs will be cheaper than in the peak season.

Although it is rainy, the average maximum daytime temperature in Mandalay in June is still a hot 34°C (93°F), with very high humidity. The UV levels are extreme (11+ in the UV Index) at midday, when the skies are clear. There are usually 4 hours of bright sunshine a day, which represents 30% of the 13 hours of daylight.

Clothing: In June, hot humid air still covers Mandalay like a blanket. As the average daytime temperature in June is a hot 34°C (93°F), it would be advisable to wear a vest or T-shirt. When going out, since rainfall is high, please don't forget to bring an umbrella or raincoat, and wear waterproof sandals.

During the rainy season, there is a higher rate of dengue fever. Covering your skin, especially in the grass, will help you avoid mosquito bites. When participating in outdoor activities, you should wear a thin long-sleeved shirt.

Other Tips:

1. Ultraviolet radiation is still strong despite the rain.

2. Heavy rainfall may trigger a series of geohazards. Please keep an eye on the weather forecast and local news.

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Things to Do

June is in the low season for tourism and heavy rainfall begins during the month. Although the weather is hot and humid, there are still several interesting festivals worth watching. In addition, everything is cheaper than in the peak season.

Attend the Chinlone Festival

The Chinlone Festival, also called the Mahamuni Waso Festival, is held in Mandalay and takes place in the Mahamuni Pagoda, lasting day and night for a month. Participants arrive from all over the country to pay homage to this most revered shrine, and to offer tribute by playing the game of chinlone.

Chinlone is an ancient sport, originating 1,500 years ago at the royal court of Myanmar. Each team has six players in a small circle. They try not to let the chinlone, a small cane ball, touch the ground, just by using their feet, knees, shoulders, and heads.

It's fascinating to watch the players' artistic and aesthetic way of keeping the chinlone in the air. There are more than 200 acrobatic moves in total, such as handstands, spinning kicks, and back-flips.

Another selling point is live music from Myanmar's saing waing (a traditional orchestra) and also running commentary. While watching the numerous ways of playing chinlone, you can also enjoy some local music, being played to entertain the audience.

Attend the Nayone Festival of Tipitaka

The Nayone Festival of Tipitaka is a Buddhist religious festival. It's celebrated nationwide from 5th to 16th of June, at monasteries or religious buildings. If you would like to see the great ceremony, you should go to a famous temple, such as the Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung).

Recitation of Buddha's teaching is not easy for the monks as they need to articulate it correctly in the Pali language (a language spoken in North India) and write it correctly. The ceremony is convened 24 hours a day and, for the monks, it is an opportunity to refresh their memories with all of Buddha's doctrines.

In Buddhism, reciting and debating scriptures are the two main ways of learning. If you have a chance, it is interesting to see the monks reciting scriptures. You will hear the sound of recitation spreading throughout the temple, quiet on one hand, memorable on the other.

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