August 19, 2016

Depression forms over Bay of Bengal, not likely to move towards Myanmar

Weather--Yangon, 26 July — The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology announced Sunday that a low pressure zone over the northeastern part of the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a tropical depression.
The weather bureau, issuing a yellow alert, said the low pressure is not likely to move towards Myanmar.
Due to the depression, heavy rainfall, strong winds and flash floods are expected to occur in lower Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Yangon, Ayeyawady and Bago regions and Shan, Chin, Rakhine, Mon and Kayin states, the department’s forecast said.
Squalls with rough seas can occur occasionally off and along Myanmar’s coasts, with surface wind speeds reaching 45 miles per hour, the announcement said.
The weather bureau has urged fishing boats at sea to be alert to the severe weather conditions.
The weather bureau predicts that central Myanmar areas will experience a continuation or increase of rain in the next two days.—GNLM


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