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Phnom Penh



What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

Very hot in dry season (March-May) a bit chilly for a few weeks in December-January. The rain cools things down a bit. Rainy season is usually June-September. - May 2, 2017
It is hot except for a couple of months in the "cool" season. There are torrential downpours in rainy season but they tend to just last a few hours. Overall it is sunny year-round. I loved it. - Oct 24, 2016
Great weather. Sunnier than Jakarta. About the same as Ho Chi Minh City. Only 2-3 months a year when it's not humid. Otherwise hot and humid the rest of the year. Can get big rain which means some streets flood within 5 minutes (then 45 minutes after the rain stops the streets usually unflood). But this is water mixed-in with raw sewage and can get into your car; so think about that! And water-borne cholera. - May 18, 2015
Hot and hotter. May-October is rainy season, which had some spectacular downpours, localized flooding in Phnom Penh, and more dramatic flooding in the provinces. - Feb 13, 2015
Hot and dry and hot and wet. During "winter" you will see Cambodians bundle up in winter coats as it gets down to a chilly 85 F. At night it can be plasantly cool, though. - Aug 13, 2013
The seasons are hot, hotter, and hottest. December and January can be quite nice, actually, and the good weather can occasionally stretch into November and/or February. But generally it's hot and humid. There are intense downpours during the rainy season, but the showers typical for the tropics -- somewhat fleeting and you don't have entire days ruined by rain. - Jan 16, 2012
The weather is very hot througout the whole year. There are 2 months during the year where it cools down to about 90 degrees. Rainy season is from April to August approximately and it rains everyday mostly in the afternoons. - Aug 9, 2011
Tropical climate with rainy season June - November and dry, hot season December - May - Aug 6, 2011
Hot, hot, and hot all the time. Monsoon season from May - November. Really dry and HOT the rest of the year. - Oct 9, 2010
There is a cool season from November to March, a hot season spanning April, May and June, and a rainy season July to October. - Feb 27, 2008