Cambodia weather in May

Cambodia weather in May

Cambodia weather in May

The weather remains relatively dry in early and mid-May; however, the wet season is likely to come across Cambodia in the latter part of the month with low rainfall.

In May, temperatures remain high, however the rains help break the humidity making life a little more comfortable (~29°C). Avoiding the short, heavy showers, you will find that this is a very pleasant month to be in Cambodia with one great benefit being the thinner crowds at the Angkor Temples.

Despite the start of the rain, May is a great month to visit Cambodia as plenty of sunshine is still expected and the visitor numbers are far lower than in previous months. The beaches on the south coast (Sihanoukville & Kep) are still very much in consideration thanks to the short, infrequent showers and warm temperatures.

Slash & Burn

Travelling Cambodia during April and May, you may encounter the signs of ‘slash and burn’ farming, unfortunately occur throughout much of Asia. New ground is cleared in February and, once dry, any wood and bush not required is burnt. Fires are lit across the country and this can create a misty effect at times, especially in rustic regions.