Cambodia: Weather & when to go: November

November Overview

A few random showers may break the dry season, but this is scarce. November marks the start of the dry season which signifies that for the next half year, there will be hardly any rains to mar the sunny landscapes and sun bathed landscapes which is what the tourist population looks for. The temperature settles into a pleasant climate averaging at 25oC with low humidity. This is the perfect time to visit Cambodia.

Exploring the floating villages and flooded forests of Tonle Sap Lake and the gushing waterfalls at Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri should be on your To-See list, especially in the month of November when the weather is drier and the water levels are still high after the monsoons. Even when you head to the temples at Angkor Vat, the pleasant climate will make your sightseeing more enjoyable even though you may have to seek shade from the noonday sun.

Water Festival

Occurring usually around mid-November, this boat racing celebration takes place in Phnom Penh and should not be missed.Now that the monsoons are over, the beaches at the south coast (Kep and Sihanoukville) get new life as the warmer temperatures, dry weather and sunny days all add to the holiday ambience, especially when combined with calm seas.