Located in tropical Southeast Asia just 10 to 13 degrees above the equator, Sihanoukville in Cambodia experiences warm temperature throughout the year. Weather in Sihanoukville is pretty steady all year round with average temperatures ranging from 30 to 35 degrees Celsius. The city experiences monsoon cycles brought about by the cyclic air pressure changes that are felt all over central Asia. As a result, Sihanoukville, as well as the surrounding areas in Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand goes through two seasons – wet and dry. The wet season begins in June all the way to October, which brings cooler and more comfortable days. Unless there’s a coming typhoon, this is a good time for tourism since it is not scorching. Daily temperature could be as low as 20° Celsius midday and below 20° at night.
Rainy season begins in June and the months from June to August are transition months, which means they are both hot and rainy. The monsoon arrives and rainfall comes in the afternoon until early evening. Although it could rain every day, the daily weather is quite predictable and so it is easy for vacationers to plan their day and avoid the afternoon rains. The rains intensify beginning in September, and calm down a bit in October and November. These months are cool and wet, but very unsettling because of the mosquitoes. These pesky Asian bugs love the damp weather and so tourists should be warned since mosquitoes could cause dengue fever, skin rashes, and other inconveniences, not to mention they are very annoying. [Read more…]