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Ministry urges caution as cold weather hits Dangrek area

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Temperatures could drop to between 16C and 18C in Oddar Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Pailin, Stung Treng, Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri provinces from December 5-9. Hong Menea

Ministry urges caution as cold weather hits Dangrek area

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has called on citizens and soldiers stationed along the Cambodian-Thai border along Dangrek Mountains and the northeast Plateau to exercise increased caution against the cold weather.

Weather forecasts said temperatures would drop to 16C to 18C from December 5 to 9 in the provinces of Oddar Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Pailin, Stung Treng, Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri.

“The drop in the temperature is due to Cambodia experiencing high pressure from China and the strong northeast monsoon,” the ministry said.

According to the weather forecast, Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap, Kampong Thom, Kratie and Koh Kong provinces would experience a minimum temperature drop from 18C to 20C.

Meanwhile, in Phnom Penh, Kandal, Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Cham, Tbong Khmum, Prey Veng and Svay Rieng provinces, the minimum temperature would drop to 21C to 23C.

Takeo, Kep, Kampot and Preah Sihanouk provinces would experience minimum temperatures of 22C to 24C.

The commander of the military’s Brigade 4 in Oddar Meanchey province, Sorn Sea, told The Post on Monday that for now, his unit is distributing some pullover jackets and medicines to the soldiers who had been stationed along the borderline.

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Temperatures could drop to between 16C and 18C in Oddar Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Pailin, Stung Treng, Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri provinces from December 5-9. Hong Menea

The unit had instructed them to exercise increased caution about their health by wearing thick clothes or pullover jackets and drinking boiling water when the temperature drops sharply.

“Our forces were ready to take precaution against the cold weather. In the meantime, our unit has also increased patrols along the border range to strengthen safety and security,” the commander said.

Similarly, the commander of Border Protection No 623 in Ratanakkiri, Buon Seng Sopiseth, told The Post that in Ratanakkiri province, Monday’s temperature had dropped to 19C and had strong winds that were different from the previous few days.

However, his unit had received some jackets, foodstuff and medicines for cold fever. The items had been donated by Prime Minister Hun Sen a month before.

“For now, the weather had started to turn cold slowly. The minimum temperature on Monday morning dropped to 19C, but our forces are still fine,” he said.

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