The best times to visit Siem Reap for ideal weather are

October 29th to July 1st

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in Siem Reap

Temperature

Average temperatures in Siem Reap vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 30th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Siem Reap, the hottest months are April, May, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid April where highs are regularly around 97°F (36.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.8°F (26.6°C) at night.

Siem Reap Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Siem Reap Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Siem Reap Perceived Temperature (F)

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Siem Reap Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Siem Reap Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan8779.869.5
Feb90.583.373.6
Mar93.686.577.1
Apr95.387.979
May94.186.879.7
Jun92.185.278.5
Jul90.584.377.9
Aug89.583.877.9
Sep88.283.377.9
Oct87.882.877.4
Nov87.982.275.3
Dec86.880.371.3

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan30.626.620.8
Feb32.528.523.1
Mar34.230.325.1
Apr35.231.126.1
May34.530.426.5
Jun33.429.625.8
Jul32.529.125.5
Aug31.928.825.5
Sep31.228.525.5
Oct3128.225.2
Nov31.127.924.1
Dec30.426.821.8


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Siem Reap are January, February, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late August to early September with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of August 27th.

When can you find snow in Siem Reap? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Siem Reap.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Siem Reap (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan0%00
Feb0%00
Mar1%00.2
Apr0%00.2
May1%00.1
Jun2%00.2
Jul9%02.1
Aug12%02.1
Sep19%04.8
Oct7%01.1
Nov1%00.4
Dec0%00

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan000
Feb000
Mar100.5
Apr000.5
May100.3
Jun200.5
Jul905.3
Aug1205.3
Sep19012.2
Oct702.8
Nov101
Dec000

 

Humidity and Wind

Siem Reap has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (51.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (72%).

Wind in Siem Reap is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by June and August. July’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.5 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 13.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Siem Reap.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan4Light breeze8.6Gentle breeze
Feb4.1Light breeze9.1Gentle breeze
Mar4.4Light breeze9.6Gentle breeze
Apr4.3Light breeze10.2Gentle breeze
May4.5Light breeze12.1Gentle breeze
Jun4.9Light breeze13Significant breeze
Jul5.1Light breeze13Gentle breeze
Aug4.7Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
Sep4.4Light breeze10.5Gentle breeze
Oct3.7Barely noticeable9.2Gentle breeze
Nov3.6Barely noticeable8.3Gentle breeze
Dec3.5Barely noticeable8Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan52%
Feb53.5%
Mar51.3%
Apr53%
May60.5%
Jun66%
Jul67.3%
Aug69.5%
Sep72%
Oct70.8%
Nov64.7%
Dec58.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Siem Reap?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Cambodia; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Siem Reap, Cambodia is January, followed by July and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Siem Reap in August. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 70.5 in August means 70.5% of the tourists vs. January.


Overall Siem Reap Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 97°F (36.1°C) and 92.8°F (33.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 1 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Siem Reap, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89°F (31.7°C) and 87.3°F (30.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Siem Reap to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.8°F (33.8°C) and 85.8°F (29.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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