BBC Weather reporter Ben Rich explains why Myanmar has seen such exceptionally heavy rainfall
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Why Myanmar has seen such heavy rainfall

The death toll from floods in Myanmar is expected to rise over the coming days, the United Nations has warned.

Four western regions have been declared disaster zones after heavy floods, caused by monsoon rains, left at least 27 people dead. In the neighbouring eastern Indian state of Manipur, a landslide buried a village, killing at least 21 people.

BBC Weather's Ben Rich explains why Myanmar has experienced such heavy rains and where the bad weather is heading next.

  • 03 Aug 2015
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