Cool season to be a bit colder this year
Cold air from the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas has brought an early winter to Myanmar this year, the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology said on Monday.
U Hla Tun, deputy director of the department, said temperatures in parts of Kayah, Kachin and Shan states dropped into the single digits on Monday.
Temperatures in other parts of the country ranged from 10 and 19 degrees Celsius, he added.
“Compared to the previous three years, it is colder and the season came earlier this year,” U Hla Tun said.
Meteorologists said the cold air has spread to the delta and coastal areas, including Yangon, in southern Myanmar.
U Hla Tun said that the stronger currents of cold air were accompanied by the weakening of warm air currents in lower Myanmar.
He said the temperature may rise gradually in the coming days but it would still be colder than normal throughout the country. “There will be no sudden increase in temperature,” he said.
However, despite the cold, that does not mean the country’s climate has normalised. “Based on the 30-year average, the climate has changed,” U Hla Tun said.
The cold season in Myanmar usually lasts until February.
He warned of thick fog in coastal and hilly areas, and said transportation businesses should check the department’s announcements for the latest weather information.
It’s normally colder in late December and January, reaching below freezing in hilly regions.
From: Myanmar Times