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Monsoon enters southern part

Myanmar (Eleven) -- The monsoon has hit southern Myanmar and many regions, including Yangon, can expect heavy rain, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.

Yangon drenched by the rain.

HlaHtun, deputy director at the department, said: “The monsoon entered the southern parts on May 15. It entered after May 20 last year. This year it is timely. The rest of the country will get the monsoon around May 20.”
Yangon, Taninthayi, Mon, Shan and Kayin will have the rain on May 18.
A depression in the Bay of Bengal still exists to the north of the Andaman Sea. The monsoon to the southeast of the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal is getting stronger.
On May 17 the highest rainfall was in Ye Township, Mon State, with 8.19 inches (208 mm).
The delta region, Martaban gulf, the coast of Mon and Taninthayi and offshore areas should be cautious of strong winds and high tides. The wind could blow as strong as 40 miles per hour.


 


 
(Latest Update May 19, 2017)

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