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Phnom Penh weather in August (Phnom Penh Municipality, Cambodia)

Planning a trip to Phnom Penh in August? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In August, Phnom Penh generally has very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 34°C, while nights can cool down to about 26°C. Remember, these are typical temperatures, and certain days could be even hotter. Ensure you wear appropriate clothing to handle the warmth.

Phnom Penh in August falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 172 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 17 days of the month will see rainfall.

The area experiences a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 175 hours of sunlight expected. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

Should you favor a climate that's both dry and comfortably warm December typically offers the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, March, April, May, June, September and October tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Phnom Penh climate page with graphs.

 

Phnom Penh, monthly averages in August

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 26°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 34°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 56%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 172 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 17 days  
HumidityHumidity 81%  
WindspeedWindspeed 11 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 175 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Cambodia in August

Find out more about the weather in Cambodia in August and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in August.

Swimming
7/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
7/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

Interested in more climate information?

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