- Moslih Eddin Saadi
As October runs into November dry weather replaces the warm rains of the SW monsoon which have dominated since April. With temperatures and humidity falling towards their lows of the year and the countryside vibrant and green this is the best time to visit Cambodia.
Cambodia can be uncomfortably hot and humid around April and May. By late October conditions are close to ideal for comfortable touring and the country is at its most beautiful with villages surrounded by emerald green rice paddies.
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Sreyroath says: "Working in a travel agency, I can feel the excitement of the high season. I see more tourists when I go out with my family and I see more sellers on the road too! I really like this - especially in Siem Reap because it can seem quiet during the low season. I like it when there are many people in the markets - it feels like a festival."
This is a good month for the local economy - everyone benefits from the tourism. The servers in the hotels, the fruit sellers in the market and for me, I like to make new friends in the new season!"
First Light - 0528
Sunrise - 0550
Sunset - 1742
Last Light - 1804
Chance of precipitation on any given day - 55%
Rain on about half of the days, as the wet monsoon starts to give way to the dry NE monsoon.
Minimum - 24 ºC
Maximum - 31 ºC
If you are visiting in early October expect some rain as the SW monsoon fades. This usually follows a pattern of bright sunny mornings and perhaps a heavy shower every other day in the late afternoon for an hour or two. Slow down and wait out the warm deluge in a café. There are still 7 hours of sun per day on average so this rainy period is nothing like the grey gloom which can envelope Northern Europe for weeks on end in the Winter months.
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