Peak season for Cambodia travel runs from November to February, when temperatures are cooler and monsoon rains have faded. This means prices are at their highest and tourist sites are at their busiest.
April is the hottest month, when any outdoor activity involves wading through sticky, muggy air.
Monsoon season runs from May to October, with September traditionally the wettest month. However, climate change has made Cambodia’s seasons unpredictable in recent years. Also, don’t be put off by the term monsoon season – the tourism industry is in fact rebranding it green season – because this is the best time to visit. The country is in bloom, paddies are a bright green and the heavy rains only tend to pound for about an hour before the sun returns to the sky.
Cambodia weather: April is the hottest month with temperatures rising to over 40C. Combined with the high humidy this makes Cambodia travel in April feel like wading through the air.