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Typhoons in Cambodia

Typhoons occurfrequently in Cambodia. On average, they happen about 7 times a year. The hardest hit regions are Ratanakiri, Mondolkiri and Kratie.

The typhoon season in the Pacific usually begins with less severe storms in April and does not end until November. The most severe typhoons usually occur in August and September.

The most severe typhoon to make landfall in Cambodia in the past 12 months was »«. It reached a wind speed of up to 37 km/h on October 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm local time near Senmonourom and was 28 kilometers in diameter at the time. According to the internationally accepted Saffir-Simpson classification, this corresponded to a tropical depression typhoon. On the open sea, speeds of up to 54 km/h were even measured.

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Current typhoon: Noru

On September 22, 2022 at 7:00 am, typhoon »Noru« formed in the Northwest Pacific with an initial wind speed of 46 km/h. The storm system initially moved east at 19 km/h 11 km/h and reached a diameter of 56 kilometers in the meantime. At September 25, 2022 at 7:00 am, it reached its highest wind speed to date of 256 kilometers per hour. This corresponds to a typhoon of category 5.

On September 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm, Noru made landfall near the city of Pakxé in Laos. At that time, the typhoon had a wind speed of 94 km/h and a diameter of 37 kilometers.

Noru has since subsided and is no longer under observation by the authorities. Its last position was about 492 km southeast of the China.

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Most violent typhoons in Cambodia since 2018

Noru: September 22-28, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 256 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 919 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On September 28th, 2022 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 218 km northwest of Tbêng Méanchey in Preah Vihear.

Rai: December 13-21, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 267 km/h
Diameter:
max. 185 km
Eye:
max. 74 km
Air pressure:
below 915 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On December 19th, 2021 at 4:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 410 km west of Ban Lung in Ratanakiri.

Lionrock: October 7-10, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 259 km
Air pressure:
below 993 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On October 07th, 2021 at 10:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 572 km northwest of Ban Lung in Ratanakiri.

Conson: September 6-13, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 111 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 989 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On September 12th, 2021 at 1:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 289 km northwest of Ban Lung in Ratanakiri.

Koguma: June 12-13, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 996 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On June 12th, 2021 at 7:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 592 km northwest of Ban Lung in Ratanakiri.

Krovanh: December 17-25, 2020

Region:
Bay of Bengal
Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 667 km
Air pressure:
below 1000 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On December 24th, 2020 at 4:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 317 km south of Krong Kep in Kep.

Vamco: November 8-16, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 207 km/h
Diameter:
max. 778 km
Eye:
max. 56 km
Air pressure:
below 948 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On November 15th, 2020 at 1:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 372 km north of Ban Lung in Ratanakiri.

Etau: November 6-11, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 83 km/h
on land:
max. 46 km/h
Diameter:
max. 500 km
Air pressure:
below 992 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Mondolkiri
Kratie
Kampong Thom

Goni: October 25 to November 6, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 309 km/h
Diameter:
max. 611 km
Air pressure:
below 888 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On November 06th, 2020 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 131 km northwest of Ban Lung in Ratanakiri.

Molave: October 21-29, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 189 km/h
on land:
max. 130 km/h
Diameter:
max. 889 km
Air pressure:
below 940 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
Affected regions
Ratanakiri

Saudel: October 16-26, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 133 km/h
Diameter:
max. 722 km
Air pressure:
below 975 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On October 25th, 2020 at 4:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 431 km north of Ban Lung in Ratanakiri.

Nangka: October 11-14, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 87 km/h
Diameter:
max. 833 km
Air pressure:
below 990 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On October 13th, 2020 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 710 km northwest of Ban Lung in Ratanakiri.

Linfa: October 6-12, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 611 km
Air pressure:
below 994 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On October 12th, 2020 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 60 km northeast of Ban Lung in Ratanakiri.

Noul: September 14-18, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 87 km/h
Diameter:
max. 667 km
Air pressure:
below 991 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On September 18th, 2020 at 7:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 224 km north of Sâmraông in Otar Meanchey.

Sinlaku: July 29 to August 3, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1667 km
Air pressure:
below 985 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On August 01st, 2020 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 557 km north of Ban Lung in Ratanakiri.

Kalmaegi: November 9-22, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 161 km/h
Diameter:
max. 722 km
Air pressure:
below 964 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On November 22nd, 2019 at 7:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 562 km southwest of Senmonourom in Mondolkiri.

Nakri: November 4-11, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 120 km/h
Diameter:
max. 889 km
Air pressure:
below 975 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On November 11th, 2019 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 85 km west of Lumphat in Ratanakiri.

Bulbul:matmo: October 28 to November 11, 2019

Region:
Bay of Bengal
Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
on land:
max. 87 km/h
Diameter:
max. 704 km
Air pressure:
below 976 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Affected regions
Ratanakiri
Stung Treng
Preah Vihear
Otar Meanchey

Podul: August 24-31, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 74 km/h
Diameter:
max. 667 km
Air pressure:
below 992 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On August 30th, 2019 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 280 km north of Sâmraông in Otar Meanchey.

Mun: July 1-4, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1326 km
Air pressure:
below 992 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On July 03rd, 2019 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 746 km northwest of Sâmraông in Otar Meanchey.


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