Unexpected thunderstorm hits Yangon


Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar 

Date: 4 April 2018 

​Thunderstorms, lightning, isolated heavy rainfall, and gale-force winds hit Yangon yesterday, knocking down trees, ripping off roofs, causing power outages and dropping temperatures. "The strong wind hit for 20 minutes. It blew out things from shops," said a vendor in Botahtaung Township.The strong weather also hit Seikan, Pazundaung, Kyauktada, Pabedan, Dagon and Bahan townships, causing flooding, cutting telephone lines and power cables, ripping off roofs, and uprooting trees.Branches from trees fell onto cars and confusion occurred due to the unexpected rain and strong wind, but there no reports of deaths or injuries. The Meteorology and Hydrology Department has warned people to be alert to the possibility of thunderstorms, lightning, isolated heavy falls, gale force winds and hailstones in April and May.—Zaw Gyi

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