Mela Taung is a mountain in the region of Kayin State, the country of Myanmar with an average elevation of 1,427 meter above sea level. The area is not very densely populated with 37 people per km2 . The nearest town larger than 50,000 inhabitants takes about 12:30 hour by local transportation.
An estimated 4.01% of the children below 5 years old are underweight, with a mortality of 9 per 1,000 births.
Mela Taung can have strong (vi) earthquakes (on average one every 50 years), with occurances at 5-6 Richter. When a strong earthquake occurs, it will most likely be felt by everybody; people may be frightened and run outdoors, walk unsteadily. Windows, dishes, glassware may be broken, books fall off shelves. The damage will be slight. There is a extremely high occurence of periods with extreme drought. Flooding risk is high.
April is warmest with an average temperature of 31 °C at noon. January is coldest with an average temperature of 8.7 °C at night. Mela Taung has no distinct temperature seasons, the temperature is relatively constant during the year. Temperatures drop sharply at night. February is on average the month with most sunshine. The wet season has a rainfall peak around August, the dry season is around the month of January.
Mela Taung has a humid (> 0.65 p/pet) climate. The land area is not cultivated, most of the natural vegetation is still intact. The landscape is mostly covered with closed to open broadleaved evergreen or semi-decidious forest. The climate is classified as a tropical savanna (winter dry season), , with a subtropical wet forest biozone . The soil in the area is high in acrisols, alisols, plinthosols (ac), acid soil with clay-enriched lower horizon and low saturation of bases.
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