Caution advised with upcoming weather
HEAVY rainfalls and strong wind reminiscing from a tropical depression, are expected to hit Myanmar on October 10-12, according to The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).
According to the forecast, strong weather from the South China Sea may travel westward and impact Myanmar.
“As this month is Myanmar’s second storm season, we need to be mindful of the danger of the weather. We have to look out for heavy rains and strong wind due to the remnant of tropical depressions, which is a zone of low pressure inducing storms,” Dr Kyaw Moe Oo, director general of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology told The Myanmar Times on October 9.
Thundershowers will be scattered in Yangon Region, Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay Region, Magwe Region, Bago Region, Ayeyarwady Region, Thanintharyi Region, Shan State, Kayah State, Karen State and Mon State.
DMH advises people living near high-lands and rivers to be cautious of landslides, sudden flooding and thunderstorms with strong wind near coastal areas.
A depression over the Bay of Bengal reached the small storm stage and crossed near Kolkata city in India on October 9, according to DMH.
Another depression may occur over the Bay during the second week of this month. Caution is advised if a storm results from the depression, explained Dr Kyaw Moe Oo. – Myat Moe Aung