The climate in Phnom Penh during January can be summarized as hot, humid and very dry.
January is in the winter in Phnom Penh and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (89°F), whilst at night 21°C (70°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||31.7°C 89.1°F|
|Nightly temperature||21.1°C 70°F|
|Average temperature||26.4°C 79.5°F|
|Daily sunshine||9.4 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||6 mm 0.2 ins|
|Rainy days||1 days|
|Sea temperature||27.3°C 81.2°F|
|Windspeed||8.6kph 5 mph|
On average January is the driest month of the year in Phnom Penh with around 6mm 0.2 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.4 hours of sunshine per day.
The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Phnom Penh in January 2023.
Best places to visit in January
|Hottest month:||April||34.2°C 93.6°F|
|Driest month:||January||6mm 0.2ins|
|Coldest month:||December||29.9°C 85.8°F|
|Wettest month:||October||263mm 10.4ins|