Two storms trigger more rains across Myanmar

Two storms trigger more rains across Myanmar

Nov 08, 2019

Naypyitaw (Myanmar) Nov 8: Two storms, one in the Bay of Bengal and the other in the South China Sea, are expected to generate more rain across the country, a senior weather forecaster said on Thursday.
U Kyaw Moe Oo, director general of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, said Cyclone Bulbul in the Bay of Bengal is generating more rain in northern Myanmar.
He said another storm, which has not yet been named, is forming in the South China Sea, and will induce rain in southern Myanmar.
"It's not heading to Myanmar, but a storms' direction can change very fast," U Kyaw Moe Oo said.
Bulbul, which is named after a tropical songbird, is moving between India and Bangladesh and can generate winds of up to 64 kilometres per hour. The cyclone is moving north, with its eye located about 676km south-southeast of Paradip, India.
Though it is not moving toward Myanmar, it is likely to intensify into a severe cyclone in the next 18 hours, and is forecast to travel north-northwest.
Occasional squalls with rough seas are forecast along Myanmar's coasts.
Surface wind speeds in squalls may reach 64kmh and generate waves as high as 3.6 metres.
"Even though it is moving toward India and Bangladesh, the Ayeyarwady and Rakhine coasts will experience heavy rain," U Kyaw Moe Oo said.
The rain is expected to continue until November 20, he added.
Source: The Myanmar Times