What is the climate like in the Andean region of Colombia?
In order to give you a good impression of the climatic conditions in Colombia, I present you with climate diagrams of different regions of the country. The city of Bogotá has the typical climate of the Andean regions. In the capital of Colombia – which is at an altitude of 2,600 meters – there is a temperate tropical climate. The table below shows that it is pleasantly warm all year round. With maximum temperatures of 17.5 to 19.5 degrees Celsius, the Bogotá climate does not cause any major fluctuations. The warmest month is February with an average of 19.5 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperatures are between 7 and 9 degrees Celsius. The months with the coldest nights are January and February. Most sunshine awaits holidaymakers in July, August and December with 7 hours of sunshine daily.
According to beautypically, the sun shines least in February with 4 hours of sunshine and in March, April, October and November with 5 hours. The amount of precipitation varies relatively little over the year. Only in April, May, October and November do the values rise to a maximum. These are the rainiest months of the year. The least rain falls in January. The best time to visit Colombia’s capital is July and August . During this period it is pleasantly warm, sunny and the probability of rain is very low with 4 rainy days per month. But also the months December to March, June and September are suitable for a trip to Colombia.
Climate table for Bogotá
|Max. Temperature in ° C||19||19.5||19||19||18.5||18||17.5||18||18||18||18.5||19|
|Min. Temperature in ° C||7||7.5||8.5||9||9||9||8.5||8.5||8||8.5||8.5||8|
|Hours of sunshine per day||6||4||5||5||6||6||7||7||6||5||5||7|
|Rainy days per month||9||12||14||16||12||9||4||4||8||13||15||8|
|Precipitation in mm||34||44||70||115||103||65||50||52||71||120||115||61|
What is the climate like in the Colombian Amazon?
There is a tropical rainforest climate in the Amazon region . Due to the high humidity, even pleasant temperatures feel hot. The climate in this area is humid all year round. I am providing you with a climate diagram for Leticia . The capital of the Departmento de Amazonas is located on the southern tip of Colombia and borders Peru and Brazil. The climate table shows that it is hot all year round with average maximum values of 30.5 to 31.5 degrees Celsius. The lows are between 21 and 22 degrees. The rainy days per month range between 10 days in July and August and a maximum of 18 days in May. The rainfall amounts are all year round over high. In March the values reach their maximum. The least rain falls between June and September.
The sun shines the longest from July to September with 6 and 6.5 hours per day. Due to the lower rainfall, I recommend July and August as the best time to visit the Amazon.
Climate diagram for Leticia
|Max. Temperature in ° C||31||31||31||31||30.5||30||30||31||31||31||31.5||31|
|Min. Temperature in ° C||21.5||21.5||22||21.5||21||21||20||21||21||21.5||21.5||21|
|Hours of sunshine per day||4||4||4.5||5||5||5||6||6.5||6||5.5||5||4.5|
|Rainy days per month||16||17||17||17||18||13||10||10||12||15||14||16|
|Precipitation in mm||315||280||320||300||250||177||130||139||190||220||250||261|
What is the climate like on the Caribbean coast of Colombia?
Representing the Caribbean coast, I’ll show you the climate of the city of Cartagena de Indias . The temperature fluctuations on the Caribbean coast are very low all year round. The maximum temperature is between 31 and 32 degrees Celsius . With values of 23 to 25 degrees, the minimum temperatures are also pleasantly warm. With 9 hours, the sun is the longest in January. October brings the fewest hours of sunshine with it with 5.5 hours a day. From January to March there is almost no rain. December and April are also very low in precipitation. Between May and November the probability of rain is higher than in the other months. In October you can expect the wettest time with 14 rainy days and 245 millimeters per month.
The best time to travel to the Caribbean coast is from December to April . During these months it is hot, sunny and dry. With water temperatures of 27 to 29 degrees Celsius, the Caribbean coast is suitable for bathing holidays all year round.
Climate table for Cartagena de Indias
|Max. Temperature in ° C||31||31||31||31.5||32||32||32||32||32||31.5||31||31|
|Min. Temperature in ° C||23||23.5||24||25||25||25||25||25||25||24.5||24.5||24|
|Hours of sunshine per day||9||8.5||7||6.5||6.5||7||7||6||6||5.5||7||8|
|Rainy days per month||0||0||0||2||6||9||7||8||10||14||8||3|
|Precipitation in mm||8||1||1||32||90||120||95||120||145||245||130||35|
What is the climate like on the Pacific coast of Colombia?
The climatic conditions on the Pacific coast vary. In the southern part there are dry months that alternate with wetter months. Using the city of Pasto – which is located in the southwest of the country – I will explain the climate of the region to you. The temperature fluctuations are only slight. The minimum is between 13 and 14 degrees Celsius, the maximum at an average of 23 to 25 degrees. The daily hours of sunshine are between 4.5 and 7 hours. The sunniest month of the year is July. The wettest time in the south of the Pacific coast are the months February to May and October to December. The rain maximum is reached in November. During this month, precipitation falls on 15 days per month.
The best time to visit Colombia’s southern Pacific coast is July and August . During this period, the weather conditions are ideal for traveling to this area. June and September are also suitable – the probability of rain is only slightly higher in these months.
Climate table for Pasto
|Max. Temperature in ° C||24||24||24||24||24||25||25||25||25||24||23||23|
|Min. Temperature in ° C||13||13||14||14||13||13||13||13||13||13||14||13|
|Hours of sunshine per day||5||5||5||4.5||5||6||7||6.5||6||5||5||5|
|Rainy days per month||11||10||11||13||12||8||4||4||6||14||15||13|
|Precipitation in mm||85||105||100||160||130||60||30||33||65||170||177||140|
In comparison, you can expect a tropical climate with humid air and high precipitation values in the northern part of the coast. Representing the rainy Pacific coast in the north, I will show you the weather using the climate table for the municipality of Nuquí . This region is hot all year round with average temperatures of 30 to 31 degrees Celsius. The minimum values are between 21.5 and 22 degrees. The sun shines comparatively little in this part of the country with 3 to a maximum of 4.5 hours per day. With values of 20 to 27 rainy days per month, it rains frequently in Nuquí. In May and August there is almost daily rainfall. If you look at the rest of the country, the amount of rain in this region is extremely high.
Between December and April it rains frequently and a lot, but compared to the other months these are the “driest”. In August, precipitation reaches its absolute maximum at 740 millimeters per month.
Climate table for Nuquí
|Max. Temperature in ° C||31||31||31||31||31||30.5||30.5||30.5||30||30||30||30|
|Min. Temperature in ° C||22||21.5||22||22||22||22||22||22||22||22||22||22|
|Hours of sunshine per day||3||3||3||3||4||4||4.5||4||4||4||4||3|
|Rainy days per month||23||20||21||23||27||25||26||27||26||26||25||26|
|Precipitation in mm||410||350||360||470||570||575||645||740||630||601||590||483|