Ye, Mon State

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Ye
ရေးမြို့
Ye is located in Burma
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 (Burma)
Division Mon State
District Ye
Population
 • Ethnicities Mon
 • Religions Buddhism
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Ye (Burmese: ရေးမြို့, IPA: [jé mjo̰]; Mon: ဍုၚ်ရေဝ်) 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 a 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.

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

Climate[edit]

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
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.7
(89.1)
33.0
(91.4)
33.8
(92.8)
34.6
(94.3)
30.0
(86)
29.2
(84.6)
28.5
(83.3)
28.4
(83.1)
29.5
(85.1)
30.5
(86.9)
31.5
(88.7)
31.8
(89.2)
31.04
(87.88)
Average low °C (°F) 16.9
(62.4)
17.3
(63.1)
19.0
(66.2)
21.5
(70.7)
22.3
(72.1)
22.0
(71.6)
21.6
(70.9)
21.8
(71.2)
21.9
(71.4)
21.4
(70.5)
20.4
(68.7)
17.9
(64.2)
20.33
(68.58)
Precipitation mm (inches) 5
(0.2)
3
(0.12)
11
(0.43)
57
(2.24)
476
(18.74)
1,076
(42.36)
692
(27.24)
1,261
(49.65)
733
(28.86)
259
(10.2)
57
(2.24)
11
(0.43)
4,641
(182.71)
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [2]

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