The weather of Cambodia can be divided into two distinct seasons; the wet summer season and the dry winter season. These two seasons are caused by the seasonal prevailing winds or often referred to as the monsoons direction - the summer winds blow moisture-laden clouds from the southwest while the winds in the winter come from the much drier northeast. The hottest months are April and May, at the end of the dry season, and this is when humidity becomes unbearable. The best season to visit Cambodia is during the winter months when humidity and rainfall are at the lowest. For specific city details please see the navigation at the bottom of this page.
Cambodia Average Weather
The average weather for Cambodia based upon region data.
The average weather of Cambodia summarises the weather conditions for three destinations in the country that are popular with tourists. Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia, Siem Reap is the location of the magnificent Angkor Wat temple complex while Sihanoukville reflects the coastal weather.
The maximum day time temperature of Cambodia in Centigrade and Fahrenheit
The average temperature of Cambodia does not alter significantly during the year, the factor that does alter is the levels of humidity. The Cambodian coastline has slightly lower temperatures than the interior.
Cambodia Rainfall and Amount of Rain
The average rainfall of Cambodia, millimetres and inches of rain for Cambodia
Cambodia has a wet and dry season, the majority of the rainfall that Cambodia experiences falls during the summer months. The whole of Cambodia is hit by the south western monsoon so the entire country is best avoided (along with most of South East Asia) during the wet season when server flooding can occur.