The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology yesterday informed fishermen, and coastal travelers and soldiers, to be wary of incoming storms.
The first storm of 2019 named PABUK will occur in the South China Sea and before making its way to Thailand.
The ministry said that this storm will cause Cambodia’s weather to be colder in provinces along the Cardamom Mountains this week.
“From January 3 to 4, some parts of Phnom Penh and Kep, Kamport and Preah Sihanouk provinces will rain,” it said, adding that all the fishermen and people who are travelling should be on alert as high winds are also expected along with big waves in the ocean.
A recent report by the National Committee for Disaster Management said 88 people died due to lightning strikes, 56 people died due to floods, while six died during rainstorms from January to November last year.
It noted that in 2018, 121,720 were affected by natural disasters and more than 11,000 families were evacuated from zones prone to natural disasters.
Keo Vy, spokesman for NCDM, could not be reached for comment yesterday.