Cambodia Weather – Sihanoukville
Sihanoukville is a province located in the southwest part of Cambodia bordering the Gulf of Thailand. Like most of the country, it has a tropical climate with a short dry season and a climate classification of Am under the Koppen-Geiger climate system. The province experiences an average annual temperature of 27.6 degrees Celsius (81.68 degrees Fahrenheit) and average rainfall and precipitation of 3,498 mm.
The province gets its lowest minimum temperature of 22.4 degrees Celsius (72.3 degrees Fahrenheit) in January and the highest maximum temperature of 32.8 degrees Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit) in April. Average minimum temperatures in Sihanoukville range from 22.4 degrees Celsius (72.3 degrees Fahrenheit) to 25.2 degrees Celsius (77.4 degrees Fahrenheit), while average maximum temperatures can range from 30.3 degrees Celsius (86.5 degrees Fahrenheit) to 32.8 degrees Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit).
Cambodia, including Sihanoukville, has two distinct seasons in a year: the wet monsoon season and the dry sunny weather.
Wet season: Sihanoukville experiences its wet season in the months of March to November, when average rainfall ranges from 111 mm to 697 mm, with August considered as the wettest month. During these months, average minimum temperatures can range from 24 degrees Celsius (75.2 degrees Fahrenheit) to 25.2 degrees Celsius (77.4 degrees Fahrenheit), while average maximum temperatures range from 30.3 degrees Celsius (86.5 degrees Fahrenheit) to 32.8 degrees Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit).
Dry season: Sihanoukville’s dry season runs from December to February, when average rainfall ranges from 26 mm to 32 mm, with February getting the least amount of rainfall. Average minimum temperatures can range from 22.4 degrees Celsius (72.3 degrees Fahrenheit) to 23.3 degrees Celsius (73.9 degrees Fahrenheit), while average maximum temperatures range from 31.2 degrees Celsius (88.2 degrees Fahrenheit) to 31.7 degrees Celsius (89.1 degrees Fahrenheit).
Best Time to Go
Sihanoukville is considered as a year-round destination, so it’s best to consider which months and season will best fit the activities and attractions you intend to to and visit. The weather during the months of January to February is warm and sultry. On the other hand, the months from March to December experiences moderate humidity, which also makes it a good time to visit.