Myanmar Climate is a tropical monsoon type. The wet period stretches from May to late October. During this time, strong winds blow into Myanmar from the southwest, bringing thunderstorms with heavy rain almost every day. Western Rakhine State, southern Bago, Ayeyarwady, and the Tanintharyi coast recieve about 120-200 inches of rainfall a year. The central plain, however, surrounded by mountains, receives only about 20-40 inches annually. During the cool, dry season, which lasts from November to February, temperatures average about 70-80° Fahrenheit (21-27° Celsius). The hottest and driest months are March and April, when humidity is high and temperatures may exceed 110°F (43° C). Myanmar's climate also varies with altitude. Highland areas experience cooler temperatures - the northern mountain peaks even see snow between November and January.