The weather of Cambodia is characterised by dry and rainy season. The dry season lasts from November to April, whereas the rainy season commences from May and ends in October.
The dry season is further divided into cooler months that last from November to January. February to April is considered as the hot and dusty months. The coolest month is November, while the hottest is April.
75% of Cambodia's annual rainfall occurs during the rainy season. This season commences with the north-eastern monsoon winds. The months of July, August and September are the wettest months of the year. The wet season brings about rutted roads and muddy terrain, whereas the dry season is characterised by excessive dust.
The months of November, December and January are generally considered the tourist season in Cambodia. These months are relatively cooler than the ones that follow. It is easy to navigate the mud roads during this time, which makes travelling easier and faster.
Rainy months lead to clogged streets, which makes travelling slow and time-consuming but the scenery of Cambodia becomes lush and green during this time. Tourists interested in wildlife and natural vegetation find the wet period more attractive.
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