Cambodia Weather in December - dry and sunny



By December the NE monsoon is well established with dry and sunny weather. With temperatures and humidity near their lows of the year and the countryside vibrant and green this is a good time to tour Cambodia.

Is December a good time to visit Cambodia?

  • Average of 9 hours per day sunshine with little chance of rain.
  • Temperatures range from 21ºC (70ºF) to 30ºC (86ºF)
  • Crowd avoidance research becomes important especially late in the month.
  • Visit the flooded forests and fishing communities of beautiful Tonle Sap with water levels high.
  • Swim under the 20m waterfalls in the Kulen Mountains.

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  • Daylight Hours


    First Light - 0549
    Sunrise - 0612

    Sunset - 1733
    Last Light - 1755



    Chance of precipitation on any given day - 10%
    Rain on just three days a month is usual in December



    Minimum - 21ºC
    Maximum - 30ºC

    ABOUTAsia staff view: Why visit in December

    Sakaravaty says: "I like December for the same reasons as my western colleagues in the ABOUTAsia office - the weather is cool so I love to ride my bike and feel the breeze on my face. I also look forward to the end of the year - my friends and I do a countdown after working so hard in the month of December"

    Of course, it is more crowded - but it is the best time to have parties! In bars and pubs, it is easy to meet people from many countries and they are very happy because they are on holiday and we (Cambodians) are also very happy because there is music and dancing"

    Khmer Proverb

    Do not keep tasty food for tomorrow; do not let an attractive wife walk behind you


    Tomorrow the food may become spoilt or consumed by someone else; You should see who is catching the eye of an attractive wife.

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