Siem Reap Cambodia Weather
The hot weather in Siem Reap can be a chore for tourists, but there are some things you can do to beat it. Most expats are afraid of their first trip to the Cambodian capital in summer, and as they lurch through the hot months of the year, the rain comes as a welcome respite. To describe how pleasant the weather was in Siem Reap this year, we have calculated two travel values.
The weather in Siem Reap and Angkor can vary slightly from year to year, so the data should limit surprises. The following chart shows the average weather for March and June and July, according to data from the National Weather Service (NWS) of Cambodia, the Cambodian Weather Bureau (CMO). The weather in Siem in March is based on statistical data from the past years.
The best time to visit Siem Reap for general outdoor activities is early December and early February, based on this value. If Siems weather is close in December or January - perfect - then in March more tourists are to be expected.
Prices for hotels and flights are the most expensive, but you can save by buying well in advance. If you plan to visit Siem Reap during these months, you should book your accommodation in good time. June - August is a fairly slow season, so overnight stays and other accommodations can cost a little less. January is the best time of year for general outdoor activities such as Angkor Wat, followed by July and May. To make the most of your three-day pass to Angksorwat, consider whether your visit coincides with the end of the summer season and the start of the summer season in June, July and August.
The most popular time to visit Angkor Wat is the dry season in Cambodia, which lasts from October to April. If you are looking for dry weather, January, February and December are the best months for outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking and mountain biking. September is the best time for rainfall in Cambodia, depending on the region and the year (with varying rainfall). The driest season is usually between November and March, but if it is drier, it is between January and February, then December.
If you prefer to go to a bird sanctuary, the best weather in Siem Reap is between December and April.
The beach weather on Sihanoukville Island is perfect at this time of year, and the best time to visit Siem Reap for hot weather activities is between mid-November and early March, depending on the beach and pool location. November is the coolest month, as it marks the beginning of the dry season, but those who come by in November or January will experience the warmest weather, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s in the first weeks of November. If you are looking for a very warm time to visit Siem Reap, the hottest months are April, May and then March. This is a good time to visit Siemreap if you want to remember that Cambodia is a tropical paradise.
The slightly lower temperatures make this an excellent time, but from a tourist point of view it is not worth it. Siem Reap and Angkor are considered places of interest for tourists, and if you stay in Siem Reap for a few days, you can visit the city for free, which is free for those who visit the temples of Angkor during the day.
The cool season from November to February is the best weather in Cambodia, especially with the ideal weather in December and January. When I first arrived in Siem Reap in 2009, I was a little concerned about the cold weather, but I was not too worried, as there were no signs that the winter sun would set or Cambodia would suffer a cold snap. The end of November and February is usually an ideal time to visit Siem Reap, and there is a good chance that it will be warm and sunny for a few days.
In May, temperatures can reach 40 degrees in Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat, and you feel uncomfortable when you go on a tour of Cambodia during this time. Siem Reap gets hot and dry during the summer months, with April temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees. In May and June, temperatures can reach up to 98 F (36.0 ° C), and in July and August up to 60 F.
Siem Reap has an average rainfall of more than twice the average for London in August, September and October, or about twice the average for August - September - October. During the rainy season, it can rain for days in Cambodia, but there will not normally be a downpour that lasts a day, although it can happen. Phnom Penh and Siem Reap can experience flooding during the rainy season, with occasional flash floods. Cambodia is less popular in summer, as summer officially marks the start of the rainy season. Even in some cities, such as Angkor Wat, Cambodia's second largest city.