April is reknown for being the height of the hot season in Cambodia. It is a bit of a survival mission - or alternatively, the time when many ex-pats choose to exit the country for a break. The heat is really draining, with the temperature sitting around 36-38 degrees. Normally, the wet season (monsoon rains) come in late May/early June, helping to pull the temperatures down a bit and bringing a welcome relief to the high humidity.
Happily, it appears that we are entering the wet season early. The usual chain of events has clouds gathering, then a sudden wind blowing, quickly followed by a good downpour for half an hour or so. We've been experiencing that the last few days, with rains in the late afternoon, then more rains with thunder and lightning at night. The temperatures are still pretty high but at least the humidity level is coming down.
Sunday night - a good electrical storm with a lot of rain, at last