Sihanoukville is a province of Cambodia located on the Gulf of Thailand. It is a port city located 185 kilometers South West of the Cambodia capital, Phnom Penh. Sihanoukville harbors several beaches and a number of tropical islands that have made Sihanoukville a major tourist attraction in Cambodia. These beaches include Victory Beach, Independence Beach, Koh Pos Beach, Serendipity Beach and Otres Beach among various others. Sihanoukville is located 10 degrees that gives it a tropical marine type climate therefore a warm humid ambiance. This type of weather makes Sihanoukville ideal for tourists throughout the year.
Sihanoukville attracts a lot of tourists due to the relaxed beach atmosphere. The weather is pretty pleasant and it is characterized by a typical temperature of 16 to 27 Celsius.
The cool season ranges from temperatures of 20 degree Celsius to 28 Celcius occurs in the months of November, December, January, February and March. The coolest months are January and December. Many consider the period between November and February as the best time to visit Cambodia because to the cooler weather and blue skies. This is normally the peak season for holiday makers because the days never experience extreme heat and the nights are pretty cool. Mid-day weather is nice and warm during November and March which makes it the best time to visit Cambodia.
The hot season where temperature ranges from 26 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius is experienced in the months of April and May. The Cambodia weather in this season is hot and dry with high humidity. High temperatures are experienced with little or no rainfall. During this time, there are sunny skies and rainless days. The month of April is the hottest month in this period. Temperatures can rise to as much as 36 degrees Celsius and the sun’s strength plus relative humidity will make you sweat. Luckily, there are restaurants and bars along most beaches serving ices cold drinks and beers.
The rainy weather begins in the month of June until end of October. In this season temperatures are between 24 to 34 degrees Celsius with humidity upto 90%. Sihanoukville experiences monsoon rains however their rarely last the whole day. Many of the days during these months has sunshine and rains generally come in the early mornings or in the night. Therefore the rainfall should not stop you from exploring Sihanoukville during this season but you are best to carry an umbrella with you.
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The high season really begins at the start of November and finishes at the end of March. This weather is characterized by warm, dry and breezy climate. The temperatures during the day hover around 28 to 30 degree Celsius and that nights can drop to around 20 degrees Celsius which can make it quite chilly.
Whatever time of year it is, the Cambodia Weather does not stop you from visiting Sihanoukville.