Cambodia: Weather & when to go: May

May Overview

Early May is mostly dry, but the monsoons start setting in by late month end, so expect to see showers in the weather forecast. The expected rainfall helps to temper the scorching temperatures and increasing humidity, bringing the heat down to a bearable average of 84oF. The short but heavy showers ensure that the crowds lessen, making this a great month if you want to explore the wonders of Cambodia’s Angkor Vat temples without getting the tourist hordes in every frame.

Eventhough the month of May heralds the oncoming rains, there is still ample sunshine to offer a visitor a unique holiday. The tourist count drops a fair bit as compared to the previous months and the sporadic showers and warm climate keeps the beaches of the south coast (Kep and Sihanoukville) in demand.