PHNOM PENH, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia warned on Sunday of heavy rainfall and strong winds at sea throughout next week and urged fishermen and travelers by sea to be on high precautions.
According to the weather forecast, there would be a depression brewing over Cambodia from June 20 to 27, causing rainfall in four coastal provinces in southwestern country and 13 provinces in plain and highland areas, said a Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology statement signed by Minister Lim Kean Hor.
"At sea, there will be light-to-heavy rainfall with strong winds," the statement said. "The ministry would like to advise all people, particularly fishermen and tourists traveled to islands in the sea, to be extra-vigilant to avoid any possible dangers."
The statement said the rainfall could cause flash floods in Phnom Penh City, Kampong Speu, Kandal, Takeo, Kampot and Preah Sihanouk provinces.