Are you wondering when the best time to visit Cambodia is? Or perhaps you’re curious about what the weather will be like during your trip? These are common questions for travelers planning a visit to Cambodia.

To assist you in understanding the weather patterns and to help you determine the perfect time to explore this beautiful country, we’ve compiled essential information about Cambodia’s weather. So, no matter when you plan your trip, there are always exciting places to explore and adventures to be had!

Cambodia Weather Overview

Cambodia boasts a relatively simple weather system compared to other Southeast Asian countries, with two main seasons: dry and wet.

Seasons in Cambodia

Cool & Dry Season

(November – February)

This period is ideal for exploring attractions like the Angkor Temples. Days are characterized by pleasant temperatures averaging around 20°C, with minimal rainfall.

Hot & Dry Season

(March – May)

Temperatures rise steadily during these months, with April being the hottest. Rainfall is scarce, and humidity levels are high. Travelers are advised to plan activities for early mornings or late afternoons to avoid the heat.

Hot & Wet Season

(June – August)

Temperatures remain high, accompanied by monsoon rains throughout the country. Afternoon or nighttime showers are common but usually brief. Coastal areas experience heavier downpours.

Cool & Wet Season

(September – October)

Rainfall peaks during these months, bringing cooler temperatures and lush green landscapes. Travel to remote northeastern regions may be challenging due to heavy rains.
Many people enjoy visiting Cambodia from November to February when the weather is cooler, drier, and sunnier. However, this period also sees peak tourist numbers, so early booking is advisable.

During November to April, the country experiences comfortable conditions with minimal rainfall, making it perfect for beach vacations and outdoor activities. Adventure seekers can explore regions like Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri more easily due to improved road conditions.

Even during the monsoon season (May to October), Cambodia offers unique experiences. The lush greenery and reduced tourist numbers at attractions like the Angkor Temples make it an excellent time to visit. Rainfall is often brief and can be planned around for sightseeing.

Where to visit in Cambodia and when!

From November to April, Cambodia enjoys delightful weather with abundant sunshine and minimal rainfall. Beach enthusiasts may find it challenging to choose from the plethora of pristine white sand coastlines and islands along the south coast, including popular destinations like Sihanouk Ville, Koh Rong, and Koh Rong Samloem.

In the northeastern regions of Cambodia, such as Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri, travel times are reduced during the dry season due to excellent road conditions. The sunny days and cooler temperatures during this period enhance the experience of adventurous activities such as jungle trekking and wildlife encounters in these areas.

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Key takeaways!

Each season in Cambodia has its own charm and opportunities for exploration. Whether you prefer cooler temperatures, vibrant landscapes, or fewer crowds, there’s something for everyone. Contact Cambodia Travel today for helpful travel advice and tailored itineraries to make the most of your visit to this enchanting country!