The Ministry of Meteorology and Water Resources have issued a statement that the annual pre-monsoon ‘mango showers’ have arrived in Cambodia (*CNE Towers had a short but sharp burst of rain at 5 am this morning).
Coastal areas, along with Pailin and Battambang also saw rain in the night and early hours.
Enjoy the relative cool while you can, as temperatures are expected to soar over 40c in coming weeks.
*Mango showers is a colloquial term to describe the occurrence of pre-monsoon rainfall. Sometimes these rains are referred to generically as ‘April rains’ or ‘Summer showers’. They are notable across much of South and Southeast Asia, including India, and Cambodia. In southern Asia, these rains greatly influence human activities because the control the rains have on crops that are culturally significant like mangoes and coffee.
These rains normally occur from March to April, although their arrival is often difficult to predict. Their intensity can range from light showers to heavy and persistent thunderstorms.