Weather in August
remains within the heart of the wet season, characterized by frequent heavy showers and high humidity levels. This month witnesses average temperatures ranging from 24°C to 32°C. Although the temperature is slightly cooler than the preceding months, the high humidity contributes to a warmer feel.
In the capital, Phnom Penh, average high temperatures hover around 32°C. The city of Siem Reap, which houses the iconic Angkor Wat, experiences similar temperature ranges. The coastal city of Sihanoukville sees temperatures ranging from 25°C to 31°C, the sea breeze offering a relative cooling effect.
In terms of rainfall, August is one of the wettest months of the year in Cambodia, with average precipitation levels around 240mm. These showers typically occur in the afternoons and evenings, though the frequency and intensity may vary. Despite the substantial rainfall, clear skies and dry periods are common during the mornings and early afternoons.
Compared to July
, August maintains similar temperature ranges but sees a small increase in rainfall. As the country moves into September
, the wet season continues with high precipitation levels. Although the frequent rains may pose some challenges, the verdant landscapes and relatively cooler temperatures make August an interesting time to witness the monsoon in Cambodia for those not deterred by the wet conditions.
- Phnom Penh - August »
In Phnom Penh, during August, the rain falls for 21.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 172mm of precipitation. On the first day of August in Phnom Penh, sunrise is at 05:47 and sunset at 18:25.
- Kampot - August »
Water temperature from 25°C to 29°C is considered very warm, making water activities enjoyable for prolonged periods without any uncomfortable sensations. On the first day of August in Kampot, sunrise is at 05:51 and sunset at 18:27.
- Banlung - August »
August sees Banlung weather patterns maintaining consistent heavy rainfall, with the highest observed average rainfall of 309mm. Banlung, moving into August, logs an average high-temperature of a still hot 30°C, mirroring the temperature of the previous month.
- Kep - August »
In August, the average heat index, which combines air temperature and relative humidity, is appraised at 37°C. In August, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:51 and sunset at 18:26.
- Paôy Pêt - August »
January through June, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Paôy Pêt, Cambodia. In Paôy Pêt, during August, the rain falls for 28.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 143mm of precipitation.
- Pailin - August »
In Pailin in August, it is raining for 28.8 days, with typically 323mm of accumulated precipitation. In Pailin the average relative humidity in August is 82%.
- Krong Siem Reap - August »
August and September, with an average of 5h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia. The months with the least sunshine in Krong Siem Reap are August and September, with an average of 5h of sunshine.
- Krong Preah Sihanouk - August »
The month with the most rainfall in Krong Preah Sihanouk is August, when the rain falls for 20 days and typically aggregates up to 377mm of precipitation. On the first day of August in Krong Preah Sihanouk, sunrise is at 05:54 and sunset at 18:29.
- Memot - August »
In August, the average heat index, which factors the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is computed to be 45°C. In August, in Memot, Cambodia, the rain falls for 26.3 days.