- Moslih Eddin Saadi
Cambodia - Weather in May. First month of the wet SW monsoon, with increasing rain and thunderstorms and high humidity. The monsoon have come late more and more often, but in a typical year, the occasional thunderstorms have given way to the regular rains of the monsoon. Days may alternate between hot and dry and cooler with rain. Rains do not last for long, and can generally be worked around. Tourist numbers are now much lower than in high season, and many special offers can be found.
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First Light - 0515
Sunrise - 0548
Sunset - 1816
Last Light - 1839
Chance of precipitation on any given day - 50% unless the monsoon is late.
If not, then about half of the days will see some rain.
Minimum - 25ºC
Maximum - 35ºC
Olaia says: "This was the hottest month for me! I just wanted to sit by the hotel pool all day because it was baking hot. Fortunately, I took a break and visited Battambang which was so much greener compared to the rest of Cambodia. "
"In Battambang, I found a particular fruit known as Soursop. It was a bit tart and they made a fantastic shake with it. That was the summer drink for me - cold, refreshing, and very Cambodian."
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