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Phnom Penh Weather

Current conditions at Phnom Penh:

Scattered Clouds 29°C
Humidity: 66%
Winds: From the SW at 17 MPH
Visibility: 10.0 km

Last Updated on September 18, 4:00 PM +07

Like its neighbor Thailand, Cambodia's year is generally divided into three seasons: the "cool season," "hot season" and "rainy season." But for travellers from Europe and North American these might more appropriately be labelled hot, really hot and really hot and wet.

The current conditions in Phnom Phen are shown at right, and the five-day forecast below. See Weather Underground for more information.
 

Five-Day Phnom Penh Forecast

The cool season runs from November to February, and of course this is the best time to visit. High temperatures during this time are usually around 30°C (85°F) with night-time lows sometimes dipping below 20°C.
 

Average Monthly High & Low Temperatures (°C)
Phnom Penh Average Temperatures

The hot season follows the cool season from about March to May. High temperatures at this time can reach 40°C (104°F) and average 33 to 35°C. Its siting on several rivers makes Phnom Penh a bit cooler around this time.
 

Average Monthly Rainfall (mm)
Phnom Penh Average Rainfall

The rainy season runs from around June to October, when the monsoons arrive from the Gulf of Thailand. Temperatures are almost as high as the hot season, but this isn't an entirely bad time to visit. The rains usually only last an hour or two in the afternoon, leaving the rest of the time to explore with the sights pretty much to yourself.

 

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