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Cambodia advises people not to travel by sea on Aug. 3-5 due to torrential rain

PHNOM PENH, July 30 — Cambodia's Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology on Tuesday warned people not to travel by sea from August 3-5 because the country would suffer from the impact of a storm and cause torrential rain.

The ministry's statement said according to the forecast, a depression on the South China Sea would evolve to a storm on Wednesday and travel to upper Mekong River basin on Saturday.

"The natural phenomenon will cause strong rain at sea and highland areas from August 3-5 and sea wave will be as high as 2.5 meters," it said.

"The ministry would like to appeal to all people to suspend maritime leisure trips and fishing on the warning days," the statement said, adding that during the period, there would also be strong rain at upper Mekong River basin that could cause flood at some areas.

Cambodian sea stretches across four southwestern provinces of Preah Sihanouk, Kampot, Kep and Koh Kong. (PNA/Xinhua)

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