Cambodia's weather is primarily determined by the wet
and dry season. From about May to September the rainy season arrives with the winds
from the southwest. The dry season takes place from about November to March, with
the coast having a shorter dry season and inland having a longer period without
substantial rain. The wet season is generally more humid and the months between
dry and wet tend to also experience changes in humidity more than anything else.
Throughout the year temperatures are fairly consistent as the average high is about
90° F (32° C) during the hot months of April to September and average daily lows
are about 60° F (16° C) during the colder months of December to February. Most days
year round are in the 75-90° F (24-32° C) range.
Cambodia is home to a number of animal species with good
diversity from one group to the next. Some of the mammals in the country are tigers,
deer, buffaloes, elephants, ox, panthers, bears, and monkeys. The sea life is even
more diverse as the country is home to hundreds of fresh water fish and nearly as
many salt water fish in the nearby sea. Among these are carp, trout, tuna, mackerel,
squid, shrimp, lobster, oysters, and crab.
There are also many birds in the country from season to season, including cormorants,
cranes, ibises, parrots, pheasants, and ducks. Among the many reptilian and amphibian
species are various snakes, crocodiles, and turtles.