Rainbow Travel Blog 21June2010

Burma (Myanmar):

Exercise high degree of caution The rainy (or monsoon) season extends from June to September in the southwest and December to April in the northeast. Severe rainstorms can cause flooding and landslides. Typhoons (tropical cyclones) usually occur between April and October. These storms can result in significant loss of life, extensive damage to infrastructure and can hamper the provision of essential services. Travellers should keep informed of regional weather forecasts, avoid disaster areas and follow the advice of local authorities.

India: exercise high degree of caution

The rainy (or monsoon) season in western and southwestern India extends from June to September. Severe rainstorms can cause flooding and landslides. India’s coastline is subject to tropical cyclones. These storms can result in significant loss of life, extensive damage to infrastructure and can hamper the provision of essential services. Travellers should keep informed of regional weather forecasts, avoid disaster areas and follow the advice of local authorities.

Authorities have asked those travelling to or living in Mumbai to be especially vigilant during high-tide days. Flooding can be more severe at these times. In many other parts of India, severe floods which can cut-off the affected areas, are common during the monsoon season.

China: exercise high degree of caution

The rainy (or monsoon) season extends from April to October. Severe rainstorms can cause flooding and landslides and can result in significant loss of life, extensive damage to infrastructure and can hamper the provision of essential services. Flooding is common in central, western, and southern China, particularly the areas bordering the Yangtze River. The Karakoram and Khunjerab pass routes can be hazardous due to landslides. Typhoons are common along the southern and eastern coasts. Travellers should keep informed of regional weather forecasts, avoid disaster areas and follow the advice of local authorities.

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One response to “Rainbow Travel Blog 21June2010

  1. I will be going to China in those rainy season next year for business trip. I didn’t know China had rainy seasons till I saw your post. Thanks for the info.

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