Tropical storm Noul: severe weather upcoming
Cambodia usually is not hit by tropical storms and typhoons are really very rare. Neighbouring Vietnam is another story. That country gets a fair share of typhoons originating in the Pacific. Especially northern and central Vietnam are vulnerable to severe weather. Usually, these tropical storms or typhoons, after making landfall, move further north into China or Japan.
This time it seems to be a bit different. Tropical storm Noul is on its way to Ho Chi Minh City and is predicted to move to the west, to Phnom Penh and further west to the beach town of Sihanoukville.
So, some severe weather coming up in Cambodia in the next 24-36 hours.
Will the rainy season then finally be over?
See current Phnom Penh weather conditions in the Cambodia Travel Guide.
Current location of tropical storm Noul at Weather Underground.
Vietnam issues alert for tropical storm
Vietnam issued an alert Monday for a tropical storm that was expected to pound the maritime region where its small offshore oil industry is concentrated.
The government warned fishing vessels in the South China Sea to seek shelter as tropical storm Noul barrelled toward the coast, where it was due to make landfall later Monday.
In an urgent message, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung ordered police, the coast guard and health services to stay on alert and be ready to evacuate residents. The Mekong Delta expected to get the direct hit has "many small boats, housing with weak structure, it could cause huge damages to lives and property", Nguyen Sinh Hung said.