More rain expected in Middle Myanmar regions: Meteorologist

Writer: 
San Htoo Aung

 

More rain is expected in middle areas of Myanmar starting from July 22 due to the remnant rain clouds from the storm, said meteorologist Chit Kyaw.

“The storm may occur in north of Bay of Bengal. The depression is likely to cross inland through Gulf of Tonkin near Hong Kong. The rain clouds from the storm will pass middle areas of Myanmar and reach Bangladesh. A low pressure area may occur in Bay of Bengal and intensify into a depression. It is forecasted to move to India and the middle areas of Myanmar will have heavy rain,” he said.

Outlets to channel water away will need to be created as the heavy rain will cause damages, he continued.

“The storm in Gulf of Tonkin is approaching inland. The rain clouds will reach Myanmar on July 21. The remains of the storm may form a depression in Bay of Bengal and upper Sagaing and Magway regions and Chin State will have more rain,” he said.

A low pressure area may form over the North Bay of Bengal and it may further intensify into a depression within next 48 hours. Monsoon strength will be moderate to strong over the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal, according to third ten-day weather forecast of July made by Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).

Rain are likely to be expected above normal in Taninthayi Region, Rakhine, Kayin and Mon states, about normal in Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon and Ayeyawady regions, Kachin, Shan, Chin and Kayah states. Rainy days are expected to last around 7 to 9 days in Bago,  Yangon, Ayeyawady and Taninthayi regions, Kachin, Rakhine, Kayin and Mon states and about 4 to 6 days in Sagaing, Mandalay and Magway regions, Shan, Chin and Kayah states.