Monsoon MyanmarMonsun Myanmar
New monsoon storm arrives, warning expert
av _abdm = _abdm |||| ;_abdm.push(["1512023572", "InPage", "1512024292", "InPage_1512024292"]); var _abdm = _abdm |||| ;_abdm. push (["1512023572", "InPage", "1512024269", "InPage_1512024269"]); THE Meteorology and Hydrology Division issued a warning on Thursday against possible windstorms as the monsoon approach. South-West Monsoon is expected to hit South Myanmar from 16 to 20 May. The ministry says that windstorms and strong rainfall can hit the south Bay of Bengal and increase over time.
Monsoon period in the south of Myanmar began on December 18, 1981 to 2010 on December 31, 2010. According to U Kyaw Liwn Oo, head of the division, the monsoon period is scheduled to start on-schedule. "Pre-monsoon winds can form. Strong rains, storm and other weather conditions can be anticipated throughout the monsoon season," said U Kyaw Lwin Oo, pointing out that the monsoon will affect the whole nation from June and that flooding could affect parts of the state.
Before the monsoon, it is likely that devastating rains will affect Mandalay, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyarwady and Taninthayi, as well as the states of Kayin and Mon.
Climatic changes behind "extreme" monsoon weather: DMH LUMINAIRE
Last weeks, an officer in the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology ascribed the exceptionally severe mid-monsoon in the Myanmar River and Myanmar's coastline to the impacts of global warming. He described the 2012 monsoon as "extreme" - Lower Myanmar was rained at an above-average rate, while precipitation in key areas was scarce - and said that precipitation pattern differed significantly from the 30-year mean from 1961 to 1990.
"Myanmar has had an average precipitation of one inche to three per diem in the mid-monsoon periods of July and August over this 30 year time. The monsoon was regularly distributed to the agricultural and transport industries. However, we have seen that in the last 10 years, the average monsoon rains have risen to five or even six inches a day," he said.
"Since the end of July, we have been measuring five to seven centimeters of precipitation a day in some areas of lower Myanmar. In the last 10 years there have also been rainy spells in the middle of the monsoon time. Whilst some parts of the countryside, in particular the Ayeyarwady and Bago and Kayin states, have suffered floods this year, the key areas are in a period of severe floods, he said.
At the beginning of August, he blamed the flood on the consequences of an exceptionally intensive low water area in the Bay of Bengal. "Cyclones in the north of Bengal Bay usually cause high winds and rains within 300 nautical mile, to Thandwe in the state of Rakhine. However, the repercussions of this low water area covered about 600 nautical mile, allowing the area of the Ayeyarwadi to enjoy severe meteorological conditions.
The floods in these areas were most severe in early August, during the flood period," he said. A Myanmar Red Cross Society officer said on 13 August that more than 10,000 displaced persons were displaced due to floods in the Bago region of Shwe Kyin, Waw, Madauk, Daik Oo and Kawa Valleys.
Meanwhile, an officer of the fire brigade of the municipality of Pathein in the Ayeyarwady region said that last weekend about five districts in Pathein were inundated and some of the city's public buildings had to be closed as a deed. On August 15, DMH announced that the Ngawun River had crossed its 350 centimetre hazard in Pathein by 15 centimeters on August 16.
Said all parts of the Ayeyarwady region, except Pyapon, Maubin and Myaungmya townships, had been reporting inundations. Yangon, who was visiting Daw Wint Mon from Pathein on 14 August, said the floods on Yangon-Pathein Road near Dar Ka were the most severe. It has predicted that a further intaglio printing system could worsen into a depressive situation in the Bay of Bengal at the end of August.