Almost every afternoon, the skies grow dark and the rain comes pouring down.

Almost every afternoon, the skies grow dark and the rain comes pouring down.

The Rainy Season

by Barry Rodriguez

 

The weather in Cambodia can be a bit unpredictable. One moment it’s bright, sunny and hot. The next moment you’re knee deep in a giant muddy hole, trying to dislodge a tuk-tuk from a pile of bricks while gallons of water get dumped all over you. I’m not saying this exact thing happened to me. All I’m saying is I’m glad I brought a rain jacket.

Here are a few images to help you get a taste for what rainy season is like here in Cambodia:

After an hour of heavy rain, the main streets of Phnom Penh look more like canals.

After an hour of heavy rain, the main streets of Phnom Penh look more like canals.

Although it’s an inconvenience for some, local children get a kick out of their front-yard-turned-waterpark.

Although it’s an inconvenience for some, local children get a kick out of their front-yard-turned-waterpark.

One day, Jeff caught this image of a massive rainstorm sweeping over Phnom Penh.

One day, Jeff caught this image of a massive rainstorm sweeping over Phnom Penh.

And I got this video from the middle of it!