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Cambodia Weather and Climate
Cambodia is a tropical monsoon climate country in South East Asia. With only two distinct seasons: Wet season from May to September and Dry season from October to April. It is hot and humid with an average temperature of 27°C around due to it is located just 10~13 degrees north of the equatorial line.
The dry season is divided into two sub seasons: cool season is from November to February, the temperature is normally at 29°C and hot season is from March to May, the temperature may reaches up to 40°C.
Wet season is a rainy season. It rains a lot. You may prepare some equipment like rain coat, umbrella and other things.
We recommend you to look up for exact live weather broadcast for packing before you start your trip.
Best Time to Visit Cambodia
Due to same climate pattern of all region in the country, you may travel Cambodia all year around. But we still got the best time to visit, which is November or December early in the dry season. The temperature is cool also when there it least rain. Tonle Sap Lake in Siem Reap and waterfalls are already full with a colorful countryside to visit. This means you may visit Cambodia attractions without worrying about the bad thing of the weather.
You may have fun with Cambodian major festival take place. Cambodia is a country with many festivals and ceremonies during the years.
Khmer New Year lasts three days in mid-April and is celebrated throughout the country.
In October, Phchum Ben festival take place before Water Festival by a small margin of time. e People spend their time to worship at the pagoda and send some goodness to their dead ancestors.
In October or early November, the beginning of dry season, the Water Festival celebrates along with exciting boat races and Buddhist ceremonies.
On November, 9, The Independence Day takes places, marking the crucial independence from France. Grand parades in the Phnom Penh, the capital, will stun you.