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Cambodia Weather in November 2024

With the beginning of the dry season in mid-November, there is less rain as the month goes on and the temperature is mild to warm. The reducing humidity and increasing sunshine make it a better time to visit Cambodia the later in the month you go. Continue to read for typical weather in November in Cambodia, including average temperatures and rainfall, as well as travel tips on what to wear and best places to visit.

Cambodia Weather in November: Overview

  • Average temperature range: 23–30°C (73–86°F)
  • Average rainfall: 40–140 mm (2–6 inches)
  • Average rainy days: 6–10
  • Average sunny days: 10–15

The weather is warm and becoming drier throughout the country during November. The average temperature range is from 23°C to 30°C. With the start of the warm and dry season in most of Cambodia, November is a great time to visit Cambodia's historical heritage and natural sites.

Cambodia Weather in November

Cambodian Major Cities' Weather in November

Location Min. Temp. (ºC) Max. Temp. (ºC)  Rainfall (mm)
Phnong Penh 23 30 40
Battambang 22 30 76
Siem Reap 24 31 40
Sihanoukville 24 29 152
Koh Rong 25 29 286

Phnom Penh and southern Cambodia: Rains decrease in November, from moderate levels at the start of the month to low levels at the end of the month, and the temperature range is 25–30°C in most parts of southern Cambodia. Around the capital city Phnom Penh, there are still some rains at night. You can usually enjoy warm sunshine during the daytime.

Battambang and Siem Reap: You can expect warm and sunny days in Battambang and Siem Reap during November with temperatures ranging from 23°C to 30°C. Rain is already at a low level at the start of the month and becomes rarer with most coming at night.

Coastal Cambodia and Sihanoukville: Different from other parts of Cambodia, the west-facing coast is affected by high humidity in the Gulf of Thailand. Heavy rains and showers can happen during the evening. So be prepared for the rains if you are visiting the Cambodia coast in November. The temperature range is from 24°C to 30°C.

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The Best Places to Visit in Cambodia in November

November is one of the best months to visit Cambodia, as the weather becomes warm and dry. The days are pleasant and sunny in most parts of the country. Here are some of the best places to visit in November:

1. Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat in November

Famed for its ancient temple ruins, vibrant night markets, fishing villages and silk farms, Siem Reap the top destination in Cambodia. It is most notably the home of world-famous Angkor Wat, which attracts millions to Cambodia. The ancient city offers great opportunities for travelers to learn about Cambodia's history and culture. Tired of visiting the temples? Then you can try a dirt bike tour or cycling tour to explore the red dirt roads and the countryside of Siem Reap to encounter the real Cambodia.

2. Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh Royal Palace

As the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is well-known for its beautiful natural scenery and rich French-colonial culture and Khmer history. Discover modern aspects and traditional culture in this ancient and modern city.

3. Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville in November

Located on the southern coast of Cambodia,Sihanoukville is a popular beach holiday destination. Major beaches at Sihanoukville include Serendipity Beach, Independence Beach, and Otres Beach. One reason travelers spend their time on the beaches of Sihanoukville is their quiet and peaceful environment. Sihanoukville offers international food, reasonable-price accommodations, and wild nightlife. Sihanoukville is Cambodia's best place for island hopping, as it is the jumping off point for other serene islands on the southern coast, such as Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samleom, and Koh Dek Koul.

4. Battambang

Battambang in November

Located in the northwest of Cambodia, Battambang is a quiet place where you can explore the peaceful countryside scenery of Cambodia. It is interesting to walk through the rice fields and experience the local life in the tiny villages surrounding the city. Besides the natural beauty, Battambang is also rich in historical sites and cultural heritage. One of the popular travel activities there is to take a bamboo train whose "carriages" are made from wood and bamboo to explore Battambang.

5. Koh Rong

Koh Rong

Tired of seeing so many temples in Cambodia? Then take a trip to the beautiful island of Koh Rong to enjoy some beach time. Snorkeling, diving, and kayaking are the most popular water activities around Koh Rong Island. There you can see various colorful fishes, including diamond fish, sergeant fish, parrot fish, jumping fish, and more. Besides the normal water activities, zip-lining in the rope adventure park is another popular adventurous activity in Koh Rong. The most recommended beaches on Koh Rong are Koh Toch beach and Police Beach.

Crowding and Costs in November

November sees the beginning of the high tourism season in Cambodia. You may find some hotels have lifted their price for high season while some are still using the low season rate. So, research early to choose the best times to come and places to stay, and book early to secure deals. Contact us: we can do all the research and booking for your ideal trip.

Clothes to Wear in November

November is warm (even hot) in the south/center of Cambodia in the day, but mild to warm in the north or east highlands. Pack summer clothes — shorts, light trousers, skirts, T-shirts, light shirts, and sun protection, with some trousers and a jacket plus insect repellant if you head to the mountainous areas. If you are visiting the coast of Cambodia, it is recommended to take an umbrella or a light waterproof jacket, or alternatively a waterproofed bag with a change of clothes as it may have rains or showers in the afternoon or evening.

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