Weather & Climate
There are 2 main seasons in Cambodia, wet season and dry season
Wet season lasts from May to October, the temperature during this season is from 27 - 32 oC , and also brings about 75% of rainfalls for Cambodia. Very wet months are from July to September, sometimes it rains out for a couples of days, however the downpour usually takes for a few hours , not all day rain. And after the pouring rain, it is much cooler in the sunshine.
However, in the monsoon season, it is the most pleasant for the visitors to travel around the country. The roads are not so dusty, and the green covers everywhere in the countryside.
The dry season runs from May to October, However, it is much cooler in a few months: From November to Feb, the temperature is from 17 - 27 oC. And the temperature increases quickly in March and April, and considered as the hottest months in Cambodia. And it refers to the Summer here, its temperature is from 28 - 37 oC.
When to visit?
Cambodia can be visited at any time of year. The ideal months are December and January, when humidity levels are relatively low, there is little rainfall and a cooling breeze whips across the land, but this is also peak season when the majority of visitors descend on the country.
Natural disasters, severe weather and climate
Severe storms and widespread seasonal flooding, including flash floods, can occur without warning in Cambodia, particularly during the local wet season from July to October. These floods may disrupt travel to some provinces.
Flood near the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh in 2013