The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology warned on March 14 that the effects of the Indian low pressure front and some low pressure areas in the region will cause rainfall, high winds and thunderstorms in the central lowlands and the plains of northwestern Cambodia.
Citing a weather forecast for March 16-22, meteorology department director Um Rina told the Post that Cambodia will experience medium to low pressure effects in some places.
“Given the above situation, some provinces in the central lowlands and some in the northwest will receive light to medium rainfall, thunder, lightning and strong winds, so extra caution is required,” he said. -he declares.
He added that throughout the week, low temperatures are expected to be 24-27°C with highs of 34-36°C.
However, from March 19 to 21, the high temperature will drop slightly in parts of the central lowlands of the Dangrek Mountains and the northeastern plateau – especially the coastal and northwestern provinces – to around 32-34 ° C with increased rainfall in other parts of the countryside.
Rina called on farmers to continue to use water economically despite the predicted rainfall to avoid risks that may arise later in the year during hot and dry seasons.
“We normally face the problem of water shortages during the dry season for the agricultural sector because the weather during the dry season is very hot with very little rain.
“That’s why we still have to use water economically,” he said.
Prok Eth, a resident of Monkolg Borei district, said he dug a pond in the middle of his 2 ha field used for growing dry season rice and planned to harvest his rice in April.
He said if it rains this week as planned by the ministry, it will help him cultivate other types of crops and his dry season rice will also yield well.