Flooding forces tens of thousands to flee homes in Myanmar

Raging floods across Myanmar have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks, officials said Thursday, as monsoon rains pummel the nation. Aerial images from Shwegyin township in Bago region showed how the area had become a vast lake of water. Only the rooftops could be seen of many homes lining the Sittaung ...

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Tree-pocalypse Now: Yangon fire dept deals with week of heavy rain (PICS)

Tree-pocalypse Now: Yangon fire dept deals with week of heavy rain (PICS)

If the storms that have battered Yangon in the past week have felt particularly violent, you’ve got terrific instincts. In a series of Facebook posts over the past two days, the...

Yangon underwater by 2100? A real possibility, says climate change NGO

Yangon underwater by 2100? A real possibility, says climate change NGO

Record-breaking floods, stronger storms, unpredictable rainfall — none of it should come as a particular surprise considering Myanmar’s standing as one of the most...

Unscheduled outages after ’emergency shutdowns’ on offshore gas field

Unscheduled outages after ’emergency shutdowns’ on offshore gas field

Carefully scheduled power outages were supposed to spread the pain and make it manageable for Yangonites, but anyone in sections of the city who suffered through most of today...

Passengers, crew injured as flight from Bangladesh skids off runway at Yangon Int’l

Passengers, crew injured as flight from Bangladesh skids off runway at Yangon Int’l

Nearly 20 passengers and crew aboard a Biman Bangladeshi Airlines flight were injured yesterday evening as their plane slammed into the tarmac of Yangon International Airport and...

Myanmar heats up (literally) with Thingyan around the corner

Myanmar heats up (literally) with Thingyan around the corner

Yes, it’s hot in Yangon. No, that’s not changing anytime soon. In fact, it’s only going to get worse in the coming weeks, according to the Department of Meteorology and...

Weather Advisory: New law will tackle ‘fake’ meteorological news

Weather Advisory: New law will tackle ‘fake’ meteorological news

Cloudy with a chance of lawsuits? That seemed to be the prediction from Myanmar’s Meteorology and Hydrology Department this week when they spoke to the BBC’s Burmese-language...

Weather Update: Monsoon’s Not Over

Weather Update: Monsoon’s Not Over

Don’t put away those umbrellas just yet. The rest of November in Yangon is going to stay wetter than usual thanks to expected tropical depressions, the Department of Meteorology...

Lightning kills three in Mrauk Oo

Lightning kills three in Mrauk Oo

Three people were killed on Monday evening when lightning struck their hut in Mrauk Oo, Rakhine State. Kyaw Tin Win, 29, Ba Hlaing, 28, and Than Mya Yi, 26, had taken shelter in...

Thousands displaced by floods after dam fails in Bago Region

Thousands displaced by floods after dam fails in Bago Region

Bago Region has been hit by major floods for the second time in a month, catching authorities and residents off-guard yet again. Nearly 50,000 people in Bago Region have been...


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