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The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology says cold weather temperatures will resume when Cambodia experiences low pressure on the ground and high pressure from South China. Hong Menea

Cold weather set to return

Starting Wednesday, temperatures will dip in the Kingdom until February 3, especially near the Dangkrek Mountains and in eastern provinces, the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said.

The ministry said on Tuesday that the Mekong plains and coastal areas will also see rain during the same period.

“The resumption of cold temperatures comes when Cambodia experiences low pressure on the ground and high pressure from South China,” the ministry said.

It said Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Mondulkiri and Ratanakkiri provinces will see minimum temperatures of 18-21C.

Mekong plains areas will see minimum temperatures from 22-25C with some rain. Also, temperatures in coastal provinces will hover around 24-26C.

Ministry spokesman Chan Yutha said on Tuesday that during the temperature dip, some areas near the Dangkrek Mountains and in some provinces around the Mekong and Tonle Sap will experience heavy fog.

“However, the temperature will not be too cold and is not nationwide like in late December and early this month. It covers only on some parts of the Dangkrek Mountains and eastern provinces,” he said.

Yutha called for the public to take precautions to handle the weather. He said the weather makes the atmosphere dirtier because of dust and smoke that mingles with the air mass.

This produces moisture and coagulation in the atmosphere and makes wind heavy and dirty, he noted.

Recently, the Environment Ministry said that air quality had returned to normal after it had hit a warning marker.

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