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Weather in Phnom Penh

Located in the tropical zone north of the equator, Phnom Penh has a wet and dry climate, meaning it has two distinct seasons: rainy and dry.

Rainy season (May to October) sees high temperatures and humidity, with brief (often daily) downpours making an appearance before the sun reappears.

Dry season (November to April) is comfortable with temperatures hovering around 25°C (77°F) in January and almost no rainfall. This is the best time to visit. The Cambodian New Year, which takes place around April, is also a good time to visit.

Despite it has two distinct seasons, Phnom Penh is widely considered as a year-round destination.

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Sunday
ModRainSwrsDay
Moderate or heavy rain shower
32
°C
14.9
1
wnw
60-80%
1006 mb
moderate
Monday
ModRainSwrsDay
Moderate or heavy rain shower
33
°C
11.2
7
se
40-60%
1005 mb
moderate
Tuesday
ModRainSwrsDay
Moderate or heavy rain shower
32
°C
8
15
sw
40-60%
1006 mb
moderate
Wednesday
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
34
°C
0.9
8
w
80-100%
1006 mb
good
Thursday
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
35
°C
0.1
4
wnw
60-80%
1005 mb
good
Friday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
33
°C
6.2
0
se
60-80%
1005 mb
good
Saturday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
34
°C
0.9
6
sse
80-100%
1006 mb
good
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Last updated: 2020-09-28 05:17:43
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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Villa Langka Hotel

This good value boutique hotel sits in lush tropical gardens in central Phnom Penh. Close to the Independence Monument, and overlooking Wat Langka, the hotel is spread over two converted houses. All 43 rooms are spacious and colonial in style. The hotel's restaurant offers local and international cuisine using the freshest ingredients and meals are either served on the terrace or indoors.

Juliana Hotel

This long-established, resort-style hotel is located at the heart of the city, making it a great base for exploration as most of the major sights are just a few minutes away. The 97 rooms are contemporary in design with Khmer silks and textiles accenting the décor throughout. The swimming pool is surrounded by lush gardens and the hotel's Vanda restaurant serves Asian and Western food and is famed for its barbecued seafood buffet.

InterContinental Hotel

Located in the new business centre of the city, the InterContinental is the first 5-star business hotel in Phnom Penh. With 346 rooms, it's the ideal place for those visiting for work as it has a range of meeting rooms. Its good selection of restaurants offer pan-Asian, Western and Chinese cuisine as well as a popular patisserie.

La Maison D’Ambre

With a superb location on the corner of Sisowath Quay, La Maison D'Ambre has quickly become one of Cambodia's hottest hotels, especially thanks to its river views. Its 10 luxury rooms are individually decorated, while the rooftop bar, Fifth Element, is a huge draw for those after a cool drink at the end of a day. A tree-lined pool and private dining terrace round out a compelling package.

Cozyna Hotel

It's the location of this hotel that makes it such a winner. Right on the main quay, with great access to sights and the city's best nightlife, it's perfect for those on a tight budget. The rooms are simple, but clean, and the staff friendly.

Sunway Hotel

A longstanding favourite, the Sunway Hotel has an excellent location in an upmarket part of Phnom Penh, close to Wat Phnom. The 138 rooms are all large and stylish, some with balconies. The restaurant serves local and international cuisine with special themed nights and there is a patisserie in the lobby. With its own fitness centre and spa, this hotel remains popular.