Ye, Mon State

Ye (Burmese: ရေးမြို့, IPA: [jé mjo̰]; ) is a town in the southern end of Mon State, Myanmar (Burma). It is the principal town of Ye Township of Mawlamyine District. The town is located by the Ye River as it drains into the Gulf of Martaban, and is surrounded by Tenasserim Hills in the east. It has warm, moderate weather. The town's economy is mainly based on betel nut, rubber, fishery production, and trade. Ye is on the Mawlamyaing-Dawei rail line, and has a seaport. The majority of the people are ethnic Mon people. Ye is a center of Mon language education. As of 2014, it had a population of 34,430.[1]

Ye
ရေး
ရေဝ်
Town
In and around Ye 11.jpg
Ye is located in Myanmar
Ye
Ye
Location of Ye, Mon, Myanmar (Burma)
Coordinates: 15°14′48″N 97°51′20″E / 15.24667°N 97.85556°E / 15.24667; 97.85556Coordinates: 15°14′48″N 97°51′20″E / 15.24667°N 97.85556°E / 15.24667; 97.85556
Country Myanmar
Division Mon State
DistrictYe
Population
 (2014)
34,430
 • Ethnicities
Mon
 • Religions
Buddhism
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

There was a flood in August 2011 after a torrent of rain (12.6 inches on 1 August). 2,000 houses were flooded and some schools and markets were closed because of it.[2]

ClimateEdit

Ye has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am). Temperatures are hot throughout the year, although maximum temperatures in the monsoon months are depressed by heavy cloud and rain. There is a winter dry season (November–April) and a summer wet season (May–October). Torrential rain falls from June to September, with over 1,200 millimetres (47 in) falling in August alone.

Climate data for Ye (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.9
(91.2)
33.8
(92.8)
34.8
(94.6)
35.1
(95.2)
32.6
(90.7)
30.0
(86.0)
29.3
(84.7)
28.8
(83.8)
30.4
(86.7)
32.1
(89.8)
32.9
(91.2)
32.4
(90.3)
32.1
(89.8)
Average low °C (°F) 16.6
(61.9)
17.2
(63.0)
19.0
(66.2)
21.5
(70.7)
22.1
(71.8)
21.9
(71.4)
21.8
(71.2)
21.8
(71.2)
21.6
(70.9)
21.4
(70.5)
19.8
(67.6)
17.5
(63.5)
20.2
(68.4)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 3.2
(0.13)
16.8
(0.66)
24.0
(0.94)
84.9
(3.34)
528.9
(20.82)
1,111.3
(43.75)
1,171.6
(46.13)
1,320.5
(51.99)
687.9
(27.08)
285.3
(11.23)
57.0
(2.24)
23.7
(0.93)
5,315.1
(209.26)
Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute[3]

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Myanmar: Regions, States, Major Cities & Towns - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
  2. ^ "Heavy flooding hits Ye; markets and schools closed". www.mizzima.com. Archived from the original on 2011-08-03.
  3. ^ "Myanmar Climate Report" (PDF). Norwegian Meteorological Institute. pp. 23–36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 9 November 2018.