Cambodian climate

The Cambodian climate is the same of the Indochina Peninsula (average temperature is 23ºC to 32ºC). It is a succession of wet and dry dominated by the monsoons.

During the year, it is the climate behaviour:

  • January: 23ºC to 31ºC – Dry.
  • February: 24ºC to 31ºC – Dry.
  • March: 25ºC – 32ºC – Dry
  • April: 25ºC – 33ºC – Humid.
  • May: 26ºC – 32ºC – Humid.
  • June: 26ºC – 31ºC – Humid – Stronger rains
  • July: 25ºC – 30ºC – Humid – Stronger rains
  • August: 25ºC – 30ºC – Humid – Stronger rains
  • September: 25ºC – 30ºC – Humid – Stronger rains
  • October: 24ºC – 30ºC – Humid – Stronger rains
  • November: 24ºC – 31ºC – Dry
  • December: 23ºC – 31ºC – Dry

We can talk of two Cambodian seasons:

  1. Dry and cold: November – March.
  2. Hot and rainy: April – October.

The weather on the Cambodian mountains belongs to the  tropical rainforest – temperate climate altitudinal zone. The highest Cambodian pick is Aural – Cardamom Mountains – with 1,813 meters up the sea level. In any Cambodian mountain temperatures are between 17ºC and 22ºC, but it can drop lower. It changes the type of forest from that of the Cambodian plains, especially of the Mekong basin to that of tropical mountain rain forest.

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About Albeiro Rodas

Albeiro Rodas (in Cambodia Sky Ly Samnang), is a MA in Digital Communication, independent journalist and a Salesian of Don Bosco from Amalfi, Colombia, based in Cambodia since 1999. He is the creator of the Don Bosco schools of journalism in Sihanoukville and Kep with young people from poor communities and the founder of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund. Medal for Social Commitment UPB (2010); among the 100 more upstanding Colombians abroad (Marca Colombia, 2012, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X39xwdGtVXI) and among the 12 Colombians that are making this a better world 2013 (http://www.colombia.co/en/culture/colombians-that-are-making-this-a-better-world.html).

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