Low pressure area occurs in northwest of Bay of Bengal

Water covered Dawbon Township in August (Photo-Kyaw Zin Phyo)


A low pressure area is occurred in northwest of Bay of Bengal, according to Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).

“We will have more rainfall due to the low pressure area. Middle areas of Myanmar will have rain from the monsoon rain,” said meteorologist Chit Kyaw.

People from Bago region need to be careful of flooding in September. Water levels in Shwekyin and Sittaung rivers may increase in Bago plain. The phenomenon currently occurred is in the period of third-time flooding. More floods may occur as there are many numbers of storms occurred,” he said.

Monsoon wind will be moderate to strong over Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal making heavy rains in most areas of Myanmar.

According to observations made by the DMH for late rainy season, southwest monsoon wind will be retreated from Myanmar from September 1. The southwest monsoon wind will be retreated from northern areas of Myanmar between September 16 and 20, middle areas between September 22 and 27 and delta areas between September 28 and October 3 and across Myanmar between October 4 and 9.

Moreover three low pressure areas may occur in Bay of Bengal and two may be intensified into a depression. Monsoon wind will be weak to moderate over Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.

Rain or thundershowers will be expected below normal in Taninthayi and Ayeyawady regions, and about normal in Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Bago and Yangon regions, Kachin, Shan, Chin, Rakhine, Kayah, Kayin and Mon states.

Storms occurred in late rainy season in Bay of Bengal normally didn’t enter Myanmar but they can bring heavy rains in Myanmar.