Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – A 'Cold Wave' is likely to sweep Burma by the last week of January because of a change in the course of the winds, an official at Burma's Meteorological department said.
The official said the 'Cold Wave' is likely to hit the Northern part of the country hard while eastern tropical winds are likely to blow in other parts of the country causing temperature to drop drastically during the night.
The government's mouth-piece newspaper, Myanma Ahlin, on Thursday, however, did not carry any story on the possible 'Cold Wave' passing through the country, though it mentioned that temperatures have dropped up to 0 degree in Hakha Town, capital city of Chin state in northwest Burma.
According to medical experts, the 'Cold Wave' could cause severe health problems especially to children and elderly people and there are chances of some being paralyzed. Besides, cardiac and kidney problems could also grow worse.