Myanmar warns of dangerous weather ahead

Indo Asian News Service

Yangon, April 21 (IANS) Myanmar's Met Department has warned of probable hailstorm and gale-force wind in several northern states in the coming days. It also warned of possible flash flood and landslides.

Due to dangerous weather moving from the west to east, people in Nay Pyi Taw, Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway and Bago regions and Kachin, Shan, Chin and Rakhine states were asked to take preventive measures, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

The gale-force winds were expected to reach 48-56 km per hour. Hailstorm might also occur along with isolated heavy rainfall, Myanmar's Meteorology and Hydrology Department said.

Myanmar experienced natural disaster in the last two years.

In August 2016, some villages in Mandalay region were flooded with dozens of houses under water, over 300 houses ruined and a population of 1,783 left homeless.