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Cambodia Weather in February

Are you planning a trip to Cambodia in February? Read our article for the weather in February in Cambodia, including average temperatures and rainfall, as well as travel tips on what to wear, travel costs, and best places to visit in February.

Cambodia Weather in February: Overview

  • Average temperature range: 22–32°C (72–89°F)
  • Average rainfall: 20 mm (1 inch)
  • Average rainy days: 2
  • Average sunny days: 25

It is warm in February, with an average temperature range of 22 to 31°C. Thanks to its warm and dry weather, February is a good time to visit Cambodia. It is cool and dry in the morning, which makes it an ideal time to do outdoor activities. The afternoon is hot in most parts of the country. Remember to avoid sunburn if you are going out in the afternoon.

Cambodia Weather in February

Cambodia's Major Cities' Weather in February

City Min. Temp. (ºC) Max. Temp. (ºC)  Rainfall (mm)
Phnom Penh 23 32 10
Battambang 23 33 18
Siem Reap 23 32 10
Sihanoukville 23 29 38
Koh Rong 25 35 76

Phnom Penh and Southern Cambodia: The temperature in February is warm during the daytime and becomes cool in the evening throughout Phnom Penh and the southern parts. It is pretty mild in the morning and evening with an average low temperature of 22°C. It gets hot in the afternoon though, as the sun warms up the ground, with temperature reaching a high of 32°C.

Battambang and Siem Reap: You can expect warm and sunny days in Battambang and Siem Reap during February, with daytime temperatures ranging from 24°C to 30°C. In the mountainous areas, the temperature at night can drop to a mild 18–19°C.

Kampot and Sihanoukville: The west coast area including Sihanoukville is pleasant and comfortable in February. The ocean temperature ranges from 26°C to 28°C, which makes it a good time for swimming, snorkeling, and other water activities.

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The Best Places to Visit in Cambodia in February

February is one of the best months to visit Cambodia. Its weather allows you to visit all parts of Cambodia in this month. As it is in Cambodia's peak travel season, major historical sites and attractions are crowded and busy. Here are some of the best places to visit in February.

1. Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

If you are visiting Cambodia for the first time, then Siem Reap and Angkor Wat should be on your list. As one of the top-visited destinations in Cambodia, Siem Reap offers great opportunities for travelers to learn about Cambodia's history and culture. In Siem Reap, you can explore some of the world-famous historical sites, such as the Angkor Wat (the largest temple complex in the world). Read more on Top Things to Do in Siem Reap.

2. Phnom Penh

 Phnom Penh

No matter when you visit Cambodia, Phnom Penh should be on your to-visit list. As the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is a mix of modern Cambodia and the ancient Khmer kingdom. There you can explore the Royal Palace complex to appreciate the beauty of the architecture and learn more about the history of Cambodia. There are numerous fun things to do and see in this capital city.

3. Krong Ta Khmau

As the largest city in central Cambodia, Krong Ta Khmau is a great place to spend your holiday if you don't want some time away from the crowds in other popular destinations in Cambodia in February. There are a variety of temples and pagodas scattered around the city. Famous temples include Wat Kropeu and Wat S'ang. For a scenic trip, you can take a boat trip on Lake Boeng Cheung Loung, cruise through the city, and take in the views of some beautiful pagodas.

4. Ratanakiri

If you are tired of visiting temples in Cambodia (and Thailand), Ratanakiri is a good place for you to explore the natural beauty of Cambodia. The endless red-dirt roads and the scattered minority villages alongside the roads may be the highlights of your trip to Cambodia. Go for trekking, hiking, animals overserving at the numerous national parks and nature reserves in Ratanakiri, such as Veun Sai-Siem Pang Conservation Area, Virachey National Park, and more.

5. Kratie

Kratie is another less-crowded tourist city in February in Cambodia. It is a well-known city for its Mekong River experience and dolphin watching activities. It is interesting to take a boat tour along the Mekong River to observe the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins and experience the local life along the river. Spend some time to visit the Mekong Turtle Conservation Center and Phnom Sambok Pagoda if you have more time.

Crowding and Costs in February

February is in the peak travel season in Cambodia. Major attractions, including Angkor Wat, are more crowded and busier than in low season. Hotels prices are higher than low season's too. Try to book your hotels in advance as the hotels fill up quickly.

Clothes to Wear in February

The temperature in February is warm in most parts of Cambodia although the temperature can drop a lot (to just under 20°C) at night and in highland areas. So, shorts, skirts, light trousers, T-shirts, and other light clothes are good for this month. It is recommended to pack some warm clothing, such as a jacket or jeans to avoid getting cold at night or when staying in highland areas.

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