Certainly no one wants weather to be the vibe killer of his Cambodia tours. That’s why Indochina Odyssey Tours collects information about the weather and climate of the ancient nation for anyone fancying a smooth holiday.
Cambodia has a tropical monsoon climate with only two distinct seasons: wet (May to September) and dry (October to April). It’s hot and humid with an average temperature of 27°C around due to its location just 10~13 degrees north of the equator.
Of note is that the dry season is divided into two sub-seasons: cool (November to February, 29°C) and hot (March to May, temperature easily reaches up to 40°C). Look up exact live weather broadcast for packing before you start the trip.
Since regions of the country share the same climate pattern, you can travel the country all year around. But we still got the optimum time to visit, which is November or December early in the dry season, when there it rains least and the temperature is not too hot while the Tonle Sap Lake in Siem Reap and waterfalls are already full with a colorful countryside to look at. This means you can visit Cambodia attractions without worrying about the bad cooperation of the weather.
Other things you may want to know is when the major festivals take place so that you could catch up with the fun. In April the Khmer New Year lasts three days and is celebrated throughout the country. In October or early November the Water Festival celebrates the beginning of the dry season together with exciting boat races and Buddhist ceremonies. The Independence Day takes places on 9th, November, marking the independence from France and Khmer National Day. Grand parades in the capital Phnom Penh will stun you.