The cyclone is not expected to hit Burma directly, but will likely cause heavy rainfall in western parts of the country.
Hundreds of villages across Burma suffered dire water shortages last year, with pressure set to increase when El Niño hits the peak of its cycle.
Villagers say they have been baffled by the appearance of an unusual, yellow dust that has sprinkled over their town in Kachin State this week.
A village in Tonzang, in the north of Chin State, was buried by a mudslide, though no one has been reported killed or injured.
It’s not easy being a journalist. So says Ko Myo Zaw Lin, who was today sent out to the town of Pegu to cover the ongoing floods.
Cyclone Komen is forecast to weaken over the next 12 hours as it moves into northwestern Burma.