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Usual weather in Colombia

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Colombia? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Colombia

The climate of Colombia is tropical along coast and eastern plains, but cooler in highlands. When looking in more details, we can see, there are tropical rainforests, savannas, steppes, deserts and mountains - each with its own warm or cooler climate.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Amazonia, Andino, Antioquia, Aracataca, Arauca, Armenia, Atlántico, Barranquilla, Bogotá, Bolívar, Bonda, Boyacá, Buenaventura, Buga, Cabo de la Vela, Calarca, Caldas, Cali, Capurganá, Caquetá, Cartagena, Casanare, Cauca, Cesar, Chinchiná, Choachí, Chocó, Chía, Ciudad Perdida de Teyuna, Coconuco, Cocuy National Park, Colombian Islands, Costa Norte, Cundinamarca, Córdoba, Cúcuta, Funza, Guatape, Guaviare, Huila, Ibagué, Ipiales, Isla Gorgona, Isla Malpelo, Islas del Rosario, Jardín, La Calera, La Guajira, La Macarena, Ladrilleros, Leticia, Los Katios National Park, Los Nevados National Park, Magdalena Department, Maicao, Manizales, Marinilla, Medellín, Melgar, Meta, Minca, Mocoa, Montería, Nariño, Necoclí, Neiva, Norte de Santander, Orinoquía, Pacifica, Palomino, Pamplona, Pasto, Pereira, Popayan, Providencia, Puerto Nariño, Punta Gallinas, Puracé National Natural Park, Putumayo, Quimbaya, Quindío, Riohacha, Risaralda, Salento, San Agustin, San Andrés, San Cipriano, San Martin de los Llanos, San Miguel, San Vicente del Caguán, Santa Cruz de Mompox, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Santa Marta, Santa Rosa de Cabal, Santander, Sapzurro, Silvia, Sogamoso, Sucre, Taganga, Tayrona National Park, Tierradentro, Tolima, Tolú, Tunja, Turbo, Valle de Cocora, Valle del Cauca, Valledupar, Vichada, Villa de Leyva, Villavicencio, Villavieja, Yopal, Zipaquirá, Zona Cafetera.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is February, the average maximum temperature is 17.1 ℃ (62.78 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 6.8 ℃ (44.24 ℉). The coldest month here is July, the average maximum temperature is 15.1 ℃ (59.18 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 8 ℃ (46.4 ℉). The most rainy month here is May, the average number of rainy days is 19.6. The least rainy month here is January, the average number of rainy days is 8.2.

When travelling to some places in Colombia, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Pico Cristobal Colon (5730 m) and the lowest point is Pacific Ocean (0 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Colombia. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Colombia in January is this: The average highest temperature in Colombia in January is 16.8 ℃ (62.24 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 5.9 ℃ (42.62 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.6 ℃ (61.88 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.95 ℃ (62.51 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 8.2. The average rainfall is 28.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:51 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:52 and at the end of the month 11:55.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Colombia in February is this: The average highest temperature in Colombia in February is 17.1 ℃ (62.78 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 6.8 ℃ (44.24 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.95 ℃ (62.51 ℉). At the end of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.8 ℃ (62.24 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 10.9. The average rainfall is 43.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:55 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:58 and at the end of the month 12:01.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Colombia in March is this: The average highest temperature in Colombia in March is 16.5 ℃ (61.7 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 7.9 ℃ (46.22 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.8 ℃ (62.24 ℉). At the end of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.45 ℃ (61.61 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 14.1. The average rainfall is 65.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:01 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:05 and at the end of the month 12:09.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Colombia in April is this: The average highest temperature in Colombia in April is 16.4 ℃ (61.52 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 8.9 ℃ (48.02 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.45 ℃ (61.61 ℉). At the end of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.2 ℃ (61.16 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 18.2. The average rainfall is 102 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:09 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:13 and at the end of the month 12:16.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Colombia in May is this: The average highest temperature in Colombia in May is 16 ℃ (60.8 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 8.8 ℃ (47.84 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.2 ℃ (61.16 ℉). At the end of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16 ℃ (60.8 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 19.6. The average rainfall is 94.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:16 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:19 and at the end of the month 12:22.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Colombia in June is this: The average highest temperature in Colombia in June is 16 ℃ (60.8 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 8.3 ℃ (46.94 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16 ℃ (60.8 ℉). At the end of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 15.55 ℃ (59.99 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 17.8. The average rainfall is 54 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:22 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:23 and at the end of the month 12:23.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Colombia in July is this: The average highest temperature in Colombia in July is 15.1 ℃ (59.18 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 8 ℃ (46.4 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 15.55 ℃ (59.99 ℉). At the end of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 15.45 ℃ (59.81 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 17.3. The average rainfall is 44.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:23 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:21 and at the end of the month 12:19.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Colombia in August is this: The average highest temperature in Colombia in August is 15.8 ℃ (60.44 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 7.5 ℃ (45.5 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 15.45 ℃ (59.81 ℉). At the end of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16 ℃ (60.8 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 16.4. The average rainfall is 46.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:19 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:16 and at the end of the month 12:13.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Colombia in September is this: The average highest temperature in Colombia in September is 16.2 ℃ (61.16 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 7.4 ℃ (45.32 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16 ℃ (60.8 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.15 ℃ (61.07 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 16. The average rainfall is 72 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:13 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:09 and at the end of the month 12:05.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Colombia in October is this: The average highest temperature in Colombia in October is 16.1 ℃ (60.98 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 7.7 ℃ (45.86 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.15 ℃ (61.07 ℉). At the end of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.3 ℃ (61.34 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 18.3. The average rainfall is 108.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:05 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:01 and at the end of the month 11:58.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Colombia in November is this: The average highest temperature in Colombia in November is 16.5 ℃ (61.7 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 8.3 ℃ (46.94 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.3 ℃ (61.34 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.45 ℃ (61.61 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 16.7. The average rainfall is 92.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:58 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:55 and at the end of the month 11:52.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Colombia in December is this: The average highest temperature in Colombia in December is 16.4 ℃ (61.52 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 6.6 ℃ (43.88 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.45 ℃ (61.61 ℉). At the end of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.6 ℃ (61.88 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 11.9. The average rainfall is 53.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:52 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:51 and at the end of the month 11:51.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Colombia in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Bogotatemperature: - highest temperature: 16.4 ℃ (61.52 ℉)lowest temperature: 6.6 ℃ (43.88 ℉)rainfall: 53.8mmrainy days: 11.9
Calitemperature: - highest temperature: 28.7 ℃ (83.66 ℉)lowest temperature: 19 ℃ (66.2 ℉)rainfall: 127.7mmrainy days: 13.3
Medellintemperature: - highest temperature: 26.9 ℃ (80.42 ℉)lowest temperature: 16.9 ℃ (62.42 ℉)rainfall: 93.6mmrainy days: 14.9
Barranquillatemperature: - highest temperature: 31.1 ℃ (87.98 ℉)lowest temperature: 23.8 ℃ (74.84 ℉)rainfall: 26.1mmrainy days: 2
Cartagenatemperature: - highest temperature: 30.2 ℃ (86.36 ℉)lowest temperature: 24 ℃ (75.2 ℉)rainfall: 35.3mmrainy days: 2.9
Apartadotemperature: - highest temperature: 31.5 ℃ (88.7 ℉)lowest temperature: 23.8 ℃ (74.84 ℉)rainfall: 260.1mmrainy days: 14.9
Araucatemperature: - highest temperature: 31.5 ℃ (88.7 ℉)lowest temperature: 21.4 ℃ (70.52 ℉)rainfall: 25.1mmrainy days: 3.9
Armeniatemperature: - highest temperature: 27.3 ℃ (81.14 ℉)lowest temperature: 16.4 ℃ (61.52 ℉)rainfall: 169.6mmrainy days: 14.1
Barrancabermejatemperature: - highest temperature: 31.8 ℃ (89.24 ℉)lowest temperature: 23.6 ℃ (74.48 ℉)rainfall: 91mmrainy days: 8.9
Bucaramangatemperature: - highest temperature: 24.6 ℃ (76.28 ℉)lowest temperature: 18.4 ℃ (65.12 ℉)rainfall: 55mmrainy days: 9.2
Cucutatemperature: - highest temperature: 30.3 ℃ (86.54 ℉)lowest temperature: 21.2 ℃ (70.16 ℉)rainfall: 76.9mmrainy days: 8.8
Florenciatemperature: - highest temperature: 31.9 ℃ (89.42 ℉)lowest temperature: 22.3 ℃ (72.14 ℉)rainfall: 132.7mmrainy days: 14
Ibaguetemperature: - highest temperature: 33.8 ℃ (92.84 ℉)lowest temperature: 23.3 ℃ (73.94 ℉)rainfall: 82.9mmrainy days: 12.2
Leticiatemperature: - highest temperature: 31 ℃ (87.8 ℉)lowest temperature: 22.9 ℃ (73.22 ℉)rainfall: 294.6mmrainy days: 23.1
Manizalestemperature: - highest temperature: 21.6 ℃ (70.88 ℉)lowest temperature: 11.2 ℃ (52.16 ℉)rainfall: 128.1mmrainy days: 16.1
Monteriatemperature: - highest temperature: 32.6 ℃ (90.68 ℉)lowest temperature: 22.3 ℃ (72.14 ℉)rainfall: 36.5mmrainy days: 3
Neivatemperature: - highest temperature: 32.4 ℃ (90.32 ℉)lowest temperature: 22.6 ℃ (72.68 ℉)rainfall: 159.2mmrainy days: 14.3
Pastotemperature: - highest temperature: 17.5 ℃ (63.5 ℉)lowest temperature: 9.6 ℃ (49.28 ℉)rainfall: 74.4mmrainy days: 18.9
Pereiratemperature: - highest temperature: 25.9 ℃ (78.62 ℉)lowest temperature: 16.7 ℃ (62.06 ℉)rainfall: 182.1mmrainy days: 18.3
Popayantemperature: - highest temperature: 24.3 ℃ (75.74 ℉)lowest temperature: 14.1 ℃ (57.38 ℉)rainfall: 254.1mmrainy days: 21.1
Providenciatemperature: - highest temperature: 29 ℃ (84.2 ℉)lowest temperature: 25 ℃ (77 ℉)rainfall: 127.9mmrainy days: 21.1
Puerto Carrenotemperature: - highest temperature: 34.1 ℃ (93.38 ℉)lowest temperature: 23.8 ℃ (74.84 ℉)rainfall: 29.4mmrainy days: 4
Quibdotemperature: - highest temperature: 29.5 ℃ (85.1 ℉)lowest temperature: 22.9 ℃ (73.22 ℉)rainfall: 589mmrainy days: 26
Riohachatemperature: - highest temperature: 33.1 ℃ (91.58 ℉)lowest temperature: 22.4 ℃ (72.32 ℉)rainfall: 17.8mmrainy days: 2
San Andrestemperature: - highest temperature: 29 ℃ (84.2 ℉)lowest temperature: 25.5 ℃ (77.9 ℉)rainfall: 143.1mmrainy days: 22.4
Santa Martatemperature: - highest temperature: 31.8 ℃ (89.24 ℉)lowest temperature: 22.5 ℃ (72.5 ℉)rainfall: 12.1mmrainy days: 2
Tunjatemperature: - highest temperature: 19 ℃ (66.2 ℉)lowest temperature: 7.9 ℃ (46.22 ℉)rainfall: 31.6mmrainy days: 10.2
Tumacotemperature: - highest temperature: 28.6 ℃ (83.48 ℉)lowest temperature: 23.4 ℃ (74.12 ℉)rainfall: 157.4mmrainy days: 16.4
Valledupartemperature: - highest temperature: 33.2 ℃ (91.76 ℉)lowest temperature: 23.6 ℃ (74.48 ℉)rainfall: 28.4mmrainy days: 3
Villavicenciotemperature: - highest temperature: 31 ℃ (87.8 ℉)lowest temperature: 20.7 ℃ (69.26 ℉)rainfall: 160.7mmrainy days: 13.8
Buenaventuratemperature: - highest temperature: 31.2 ℃ (88.16 ℉)lowest temperature: 21.4 ℃ (70.52 ℉)rainfall: 551.2mmrainy days: 22.3
Gaviotastemperature: - highest temperature: 32.5 ℃ (90.5 ℉)lowest temperature: 21.7 ℃ (71.06 ℉)rainfall: 86.3mmrainy days: 8
Ipialestemperature: - highest temperature: 16.1 ℃ (60.98 ℉)lowest temperature: 6.4 ℃ (43.52 ℉)rainfall: 98.8mmrainy days: 19.6
Lebrijatemperature: - highest temperature: 25.4 ℃ (77.72 ℉)lowest temperature: 18.3 ℃ (64.94 ℉)rainfall: 57.3mmrainy days: 8.9
Palmiratemperature: - highest temperature: 29.7 ℃ (85.46 ℉)lowest temperature: 18.8 ℃ (65.84 ℉)rainfall: 60.4mmrainy days: 11.2
Rionegrotemperature: - highest temperature: 21.9 ℃ (71.42 ℉)lowest temperature: 12.4 ℃ (54.32 ℉)rainfall: 101.9mmrainy days: 15.8
San Jose Del Guaviaretemperature: - highest temperature: 34.6 ℃ (94.28 ℉)lowest temperature: 19.6 ℃ (67.28 ℉)rainfall: 100.4mmrainy days: 8.9




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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