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Cambodia weather update: Storm front over Cambodia now classified as Category 1 low pressure cell

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The category 2 tropical depression over central Vietnam had weakened to become a category 1 active low-pressure cell in Cambodia, according to the Thai Meteorological Department’s weather update Saturday.

Meanwhile, Kampot has been put on high alert as the provincial Disaster Management Committee on Saturday, October 17, issued a notice to people living along both sides of Kampong Bay area to be on the alert for the possibility of flooding as the Kamchay hydropower company plans to open sluice gates to release water from Kamchay dam.

According to the announcement, the water level in Kamchay Dam on October 17, 2020 at 7:00 AM was 148.89 meters, with 736.50 cubic meters per second entering into the reservoir. The technical team of Kamchay Hydropower Company plans to open the water release gate slowly from the dam soon in case the rain continues.

The opening of the sluice gate may cause flooding in the area downstream.
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM)’s weather forecast has predicted thunderstorms or rain showers throughout the country today and Monday.

It forecasted that heavy rain associated with gusty winds are expected and will continue to fall over the colored area. Sea wave height : 1.5m – 2.0m.

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