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The climate of Cambodia is characterized by Monson winds, which divide the climate of the country into two distinct seasons a dry and wet. When the southwest monsoons blow, in the months between May and October, it’s the rainy season, this time the rain, very intense, are generally concentrated in the afternoon, in addition to the rains monsoon bring strong winds and high humidity, average temperatures vary between 27°C and 35°C.
The dry season is between November and April, this season can be divided into two parts, between November and February there are cool temperatures with average between 17°C and 27°C, while between March and April, the heat increases with temperature averages between 29°C and 38°C.
The temperatures are indeed high throughout the year, averages vary between 28°C in January, the cooler months, and 35°C in April, the hottest month. The amount of rainfall varies greatly between different regions of the country, it pass by over 5,000 mm in the mountains along the southwest coast, up to 1300 mm in the flat areas of the country center. Cambodia is rarely achieved by tropical cyclones, which often instead devastate the coast of Vietnam.
WHEN TO GO TO CAMBODIA
The best time to travel to Cambodia are the dry months between November and February, but by far the best months are December and January, more fresh than the next, starting in February because the temperatures begin to rise until reaching and exceed 40°C in April.
To consider that during the rainy season the temples of Angkor are more beautiful and more photogenic, with the waters of the pools and the moats that reflect them.
THE CLIMATE OF CAMBODIA: CLIMATIC TABLES
|PHNOM PENH (12 meters)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea Water Temperature °C|