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Ministry of Water Resources announces forecast for start of “early rainy season 2022”

Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology says ‘rainfall is likely to be above average for many years and more than in 2021’ in Cambodia

The ministry indicates that based on the global temperature notification of the Pacific Ocean, from February to May 2022, the Kingdom of Cambodia will continue to be affected by about 85% of La Nina and will gradually decrease towards the neutral phenomenon, which is the phenomenon between El Nino (warm) and La Nina (cold) around 70%, with El Nino around 10%.

Dry season temperature:
– The temperature may be below average for many years.
February: In the provinces of the central plains, the minimum temperature will be around 21-24 ºC. In highlands and mountainous areas, the minimum temperature will be around 18-21 ºC, while in coastal areas, the minimum temperature will be around 20-23 ºC.
From April to May: The time will gradually increase. In the central lowlands, the maximum average temperature can rise from 35 to 38 ºC. In highlands and mountainous areas, the average maximum temperature can increase by 34 to 37 ºC, while in coastal areas, the average maximum temperature can increase by 32 to 35 ºC.
april and may: Maximum temperatures can reach around 37-39 ºC.

precipitation:
– Precipitation is expected to be above average for many years and more than in 2021.
From February to early May, there will be moderate to heavy monthly rainfall. At the same time, there is also the phenomenon of thunder, lightning and strong winds.

Beginning of the rainy season:
The 2022 rainy season in the lowlands and coastal areas could start in the first week of May and the highlands could start in the second week of May.

Although during the dry season and at the beginning of the rainy season there can be heavy rains, the amount of rain is not sufficient to meet immediate needs.

Therefore, please continue to conserve and use water sparingly, especially in rural areas far from water sources.

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