A weather depression located over the Bay of Bengal is forecast to bring heavy rain to various parts of Myanmar August 17-18, notably the states of Rakhine, Mon, and Kayin, as well as the region of Taninthayi. Thunderstorms are also expected August 17 in the regions of Sagaing, Mandalay, and Magway and in Shan state. Bago and Yangon will experience significant downpours as well.
Heavy rainfall was already recorded earlier in the week in places like Belin (13 cm [5 in]), Shanywarthit (11 cm [4 in]), and Katineti (9 cm [4 in]), impacting daily life and means of transportation.
Individuals present in affected areas are advised to keep abreast of local weather forecasts, anticipate localized flooding and associated road hazards, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.