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

This month is known as a warm month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Phnom Penh in May lies at 34.3°C (93.74°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around 24.8°C (76.64°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during May is high with an average of 143mm (5.6 inchec). There are generally around 12 rainy days. The sun also shows itself regularly this month with 203 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Phnom Penh, monthly averages in May

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Min Temperature 24 °C  
Max Temperature 34 °C  
Chance of Rain 43%  
Precipitation 142mm  
Rainy days 13 days  
Humidity 77% *  
Sunshine 203 hrs *  

Where to stay in Phnom Penh

Where to go in Cambodia in May

Find out more about the weather in Cambodia in May 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 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in May? Visitors traveling to Phnom Penh should plan on bringing a totally waterproof coat since it will often be raining. However, also bring your summer cloths because it can be very warm or even hot.

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

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