Cambodia Weather in March - quiet season begins



The weather in Cambodia in March becomes generally fine though slightly hotter then February. The humidity is fairly high, making it feel warmer then it truly is, but the rare thunderstorms do much to cool down the temperature.

Touring highlights in March

  • Average of 10-12 hours per day sunshine with bright mornings and a thunderstorm possibly once a week.
  • Temperatures range from 24ºC (75ºF) to 34ºC (93ºF)
  • Crowd avoidance slowly becomes easier as the large tourist group season starts its decline.

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    ABOUTAsia staff view: Why visit in March

    Andrew Booth says: "I was on a round-the-world trip and stepping off the plane onto the tarmac, I felt Cambodia was the warmest place I had ever visited. This impression did not stay that long; there was a thunderstorm during my visit and it was spectacular! The sudden and heavy rainfall cleared up the air for a couple of days and it was sunny immediately after, so it did not greatly affect my holiday"

    "As an amateur photographer, I loved the colours that this season brings. The tension in the air, the anticipation of the almost parched earth, the joyful fun children have in the rain - I have attempted to capture these moods on film and it fascinates me still."


  • Daylight Hours


    First Light - 0547
    Sunrise - 0608

    Sunset - 1811
    Last Light - 1832



    Chance of precipitation on any given day - 13%
    There are typically a handful of rainy days, perhaps averaging once a week during March.



    Minimum - 22ºC
    Maximum - 30ºC

    Khmer Proverb

    Despite wrapping scented wood with leaves or paper, the scent of the wood will spread throughout everything, enveloping even the person with its fragrance. Furthermore, the wrapper itself captures the scent, thereby becoming conspicuous; likewise those who have wisdom are prominent, being comparable to wisdom itself


    Wisdom is like scented wood in that its presence is noticeable in those who have absorbed its essence


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