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:
- Dry and cold: November – March.
- 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.