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The best time to visit Colombia

The best time to visit Colombia is in the dry season, between December and March or in July and August, though the country’s proximity to the equator means its temperature varies little throughout the year.

The temperature does change with altitude, creating various climatic zones from hot lowlands to freezing Andean peaks, so you can experience completely different climates within a couple of hours of travel.

 

Climate charts for cities and places within Colombia

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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Bogota

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1864 1864 1763 1661 1661 1763 1763 1763 1763 1864
Min temp (C)(F) 541 541 643 745 745 745 745 643 643 745 643 541
Sunshine hours 6 5 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 231 331 462 1044 1014 944 753 612 622 1074 1044 412
Rainy Days 8 11 14 19 21 22 20 19 18 20 17 11
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Cartagena

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 2780 2780 2781 2882 2883 2883 2883 2882 2882 2882 2882 2781
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 0 0 30 100 110 90 120 131 221 131 30
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Medellin

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2475 2373
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457
Sunshine hours 6 6 4 4 4 5 6 6 5 4 4 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 974 1064 1656 28011 32313 2349 2008 25310 29011 32313 2399 1375
Rainy Days 10 12 14 19 22 16 14 17 20 23 19 13
Humidity L L L L L L L L L L L L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Pereira

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2882 2781 2781 2781 2781 2882 2781 2781 2679 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1661 1661 1661 1661 1661 1661 1661 1661 1661 1661
Sunshine hours 6 6 5 4 4 5 6 6 5 4 4 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1155 1245 1747 25010 25310 1727 1205 1365 1667 26010 24210 1506
Rainy Days 12 12 15 19 20 17 14 14 16 21 20 16
Humidity L L L L L L L L L L L L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A