This report describes the typical weather at the Angkor International Airport (Siem Reap, Cambodia) weather station over the course of an average February. It is based on the historical records from 2006 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Siem Reap has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (40%), floodplains (27%), lakes and rivers (16%), forests (11%), and shrublands (6%).
The month of February is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 91°F throughout the month, exceeding 95°F or dropping below 86°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of February, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is February 1 with 11:33 hours of daylight; the longest day is February 28 with 11:51 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:21am on February 29; the latest sunset is at 6:13pm on February 28; the latest sunrise is at 6:31am on February 1; the earliest sunset is at 6:05pm on February 1.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover is 41% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On February 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 20% of the time, partly cloudy 19% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 5% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around February 29, occurring in 10% of days. Precipitation is least likely around February 1, occurring in 4% of days.
Throughout February, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, light rain, and moderate rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 36% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around February 29, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 32% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 25, when it is observed during 3% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 25% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 23, when it is observed during 2% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in February or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 41% (comfortable) to 86% (very humid) over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below 33% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 97% (very humid).
The air is driest around February 5, at which time the relative humidity drops below 46% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around February 20, rising above 81% (humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical February, the dew point typically varies from 62°F (comfortable) to 73°F (very muggy) and is rarely below 56°F (comfortable) or above 76°F (very muggy).
Over the course of February typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 10 mph (calm to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 4 mph (light breeze) occurs around February 29, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 10 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 4 mph (light breeze) occurs around February 11, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 10 mph (gentle breeze).