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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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Most violent typhoons in Cambodia since 2018

Rai: 13th to 21st December 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: 7th to 10th October 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: 6th to 13th September 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.

Cempaka: 18th to 24th July 2021

Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
Diameter:
max. 148 km
Air pressure:
below 970 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On July 24th, 2021 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 618 km northwest of Sâmraông in Otar Meanchey.

Koguma: 12th to 13th June 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: 17th to 25th December 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: 8th to 16th November 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: 6th to 11th November 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: 25th October to 6th November 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: 21st to 29th October 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: 16th to 26th October 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: 11th to 14th October 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: 6th to 12th October 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: 14th to 18th September 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: 29th July to 3rd August 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.

Phanfone: 19th to 29th December 2019

Wind speed:
max. 194 km/h
Diameter:
max. 389 km
Air pressure:
below 958 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On December 29th, 2019 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 463 km west of Ban Lung in Ratanakiri.

Nakri: 4th to 11th November 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: 28th October to 11th November 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: 24th to 31st August 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: 1st to 4th July 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.


These evaluations are based on data from the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Individual data have been summarized or translated.
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