Meteorologist warns against extreme weather threats

23 April 2016
Meteorologist warns against extreme weather threats
A girl carries buckets to collect drinking water at Sapa village, on the outskirts of Mandalay, Myanmar, 23 February 2016. Weather experts say Myanmar's northern state Mandadaly might suffer from drought due to the El Nino weather phenomenon. The summer 2016 is expected to see the worst drought situation and the shortage of drinking water will also be a problem in villages. Photo: Hein Htet/EPA

Atmospheric instability can trigger rain clouds in the late afternoon in most parts of the country from 21 to 24 April, according to U Tun Lwin, former director general of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, the Global New Light of Myanmar reported on 22 April.
U Tun Lwin said that the formation of rain clouds will be accompanied by thunder, lightning, heavy rain and strong wind in many regions and states.
Strong rain clouds will come with lightning strikes, hailstones and tornados, with the meteorologist warning of possible deaths and damage to property.
Yesterday massive hailstones fell in Mandalay and Sagaing regions, reaching a record high unmatched in 50 years.
U Tun Lwin expected adverse meteorological conditions to continue until the end of May, cautioning that the thundery development would be associated with squall, gale, downpours and tornadoes the report said.