Day temperatures in six states and regions including Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon may increase in two days, according to Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).
“The clouds reduced temperature in middle and upper areas of Myanmar recently. Normally, temperature is increased in March. In Sagaing Region, the temperature is down to 14°C. Temperature may increase back to normal this day. We may feel immediately from the state of coldness to hotness. So health problems may occur as temperature is changing rapidly,” said Dr Kyaw Moe Oo, Director General of the DMH.
Rain clouds may occur at the evening due to clouds which absorb heat, he said.
“We need to be careful of rainfall, thunder and lightning, hailstones and strong wind,” he said.
In some towns, record-breaking temperatures may occur due to global warming. The record-breaking temperatures may occur as there may be weak El Nino season in this year, he continued.
According to observations made by the DMH on March 11, day temperatures were 2°C below March normal temperature in Sagaing and Mandalay regions, (Southern and Eastern) Shan and Chin states, 3°C below March normal temperature in northern Shan State and about March normal temperature in the remaining regions and states. The significant day temperatures were 39°C in Chauk, 38°C each in Taungdwingyi and Yay and 37°C each in Phyu, Yangon (North Dagon Township) and Bawlakhae.
Light rain or thundershowers are likely to be isolated in Taninthayi Region and Kachin State. Degree of certainty is 60%. Weather will be partly cloudy in Nay Pyi Taw, Sagaing and Mandalay regions, Shan and Chin states and generally fair in the remaining regions and states.
Slight increase of day temperatures may occur in Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon and Ayeyawady Regions, it said.