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Cambodia – Best time to go

Best time to visit Cambodia

The best time to book your holiday in Cambodia is between December and February.

This is when temperatures are at their coolest, while still being pleasant at 24°C to 26°C. Cambodia boasts a tropical climate throughout the year.

  • Highest day temperature – 35°C
  • Lowest night temperature – 20°C
  • Average monthly rainfall – 150mm
  • Average hours of daylight – 12

What is the weather like in Cambodia between December and February? 

Cambodia is known for having two seasons. The dry season runs from October through until the end of April or beginning of May. Visiting from December onwards means you’ll avoid the humidity and downpours that occur in the wet season.

Why travel to Cambodia between December and February?

  • Enjoy diving and swimming along the South Coast in clear waters
  • Temperatures are more comfortable, so you can enjoy long days of exploring
  • It’s easier to travel to remote destinations as unmade roads are drier and easier to navigate
  • Visit temples and relax on the beaches before the sun gets too hot

Best times to visit

Dry Season

Dry winds turn the air hot and dry in Siem Reap during the dry season. November to February has pleasant, warm temperatures but by March and April the weather is very hot. 

Our Favourite Season

The best time to visit Siem Reap is between November and February. During these months the temperatures are pleasant, the humidity lower, and there is less chance of encountering rain. 

Rainy Season

Siem Reap’s rainy season sees hot, humid temperatures and heavy rainfall. Thunderstorms occur unexpectedly, sending rain falling fast and hard from the sky but clearing the air and making it cooler. 

Select month

Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
24ºC
Phnom Penh
26ºC

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
26ºC
8mm
Phnom Penh
27ºC
12mm

Average weather in March

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
28ºC
22mm
Phnom Penh
29ºC
7mm

Average weather in April

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
29ºC
46mm
Phnom Penh
31ºC

Average weather in May

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
28ºC
101mm
Phnom Penh
30ºC
5mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
28ºC
144mm
Phnom Penh
29ºC
35mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
27ºC
181mm
Phnom Penh
28ºC
16mm

Average weather in August

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
27ºC
219mm
Phnom Penh
29ºC
40mm

Average weather in September

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
27ºC
218mm
Phnom Penh
28ºC
61mm

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
26ºC
263mm
Phnom Penh
27ºC
66mm

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
25ºC
73mm
Phnom Penh
27ºC
23mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Siem Reap
24ºC
6mm
Phnom Penh
26ºC
2mm

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