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YANGON - Record-breaking high temperatures are expected in many parts of Myanmar, according to Tun Lwin, the former head of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology. 

The ultraviolet (UV) index began spiking above 11, an extreme level, at the beginning of April and it could reach a scorching 15.1 in Shan and Karenni states in the coming weeks and then continue at similar levels until the monsoon rains arrive, he told DVB.

According to recent data, the UV index in Yangon, Pegu and Tenasserim divisions is 14.1, while it was 14.2 in Irrawaddy Division, 14.6 in Karenni State, and 14.4 in southern and eastern Shan State.

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