Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Ministry urges caution as thunderstorms set to hit Kingdom again

Ministry urges caution as thunderstorms set to hit Kingdom again

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The ministry says similar conditions to the past two weeks will continue to prevail, ensuring at least light rain throughout Cambodia. Hong Menea

Ministry urges caution as thunderstorms set to hit Kingdom again

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology warned the public on Tuesday to remain vigilant about potentially dangerous natural phenomena such as thunderstorms – with their associated lightning strikes, strong winds and flooding – and strong coastal waves.

The guidance comes as the Kingdom continues to experience the effects of a slow-moving trough of low atmospheric pressure and the southwestern monsoon increases its influence on coastal areas.

The Ministry said that from Wednesday until next Tuesday, similar conditions to the past two weeks will continue to prevail in Cambodia, ensuring, at the very least, light rain throughout the country.

Coastal provinces and low-lying places in the east of the country near the border with Vietnam were forecast to receive a medium to heavy rainfall throughout the seven-day period, while heavier rain is predicted in other areas.

Thunderstorms and lightning strikes are expected in coastal areas on Wednesday and Thursday, with the resultant strong winds and high waves.

Northwestern provinces were forecast to experience light to medium rainfall, less than in recent weeks. The northeastern provinces bordering Vietnam were also predicted to see light to medium rainfall.

“Please be informed and exercise increased caution regarding thunderstorms, lightning strikes and sea waves,” the ministry said.

Posts with accompanying photographs on the ministry’s official Facebook page said there had been heavy rain on Tuesday in Oddar Meanchey province’s Banteay Ampil and Chongkal districts and Pailin province’s Pailin and Sala Krao districts.

The ministry reported moderate rainfall in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei and Sisophon districts.

Light rain was reported in Battambang province’s Banan, Battambang, Ek Phnom, Ratanak Mondol and Thma Koul districts, while the rainfall in every district of Koh Kong province had decreased on Tuesday, the ministry said.

MOST VIEWED

  • CNRP supporters rally in the streets of Tokyo

    Supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Monday rallied on the streets of Tokyo, demanding Prime Minister Hun Sen’s resignation and urging the Japanese government to “save democracy in the Kingdom”. Some 400 protesters in the rally, which was organised by

  • GMAC makes EU plea to consider job losses

    In a statement set to be published on Monday, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said the EU’s possible withdrawal of Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) access would harm 750,000 workers and three million families. The GMAC statement, seen by The Post on

  • Four dead in Preah Sihanouk, Ratanakkiri flooding

    At least four people have died and thousands of families affected by flooding in Preah Sihanouk and Ratanakkiri provinces following recent heavy thunderstorms. Preah Sihanouk provincial spokesperson Kheang Phearum said on Sunday that a Cambodian husband and wife were killed on Thursday when a concrete

  • Nat’l Police snubs Rainsy’s claims

    The National Police on Saturday maintained that its chief, Neth Savoeun, and his family had no intention to flee the country after acting president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy accused Savoeun of corruption. On Friday, Rainsy – who fled to