The best times to visit Bogota for ideal weather are

March 5th to June 24th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in Bogota

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bogota vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Bogota, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 69°F (20.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 50.2°F (10.1°C) at night.

Bogota Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bogota Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Bogota Perceived Temperature (F)

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Bogota Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bogota Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 68.3 55.9 45.2
Feb 68 56.2 46.1
Mar 67.2 56.7 48.4
Apr 67.3 57.2 49.8
May 67 57.2 49.9
Jun 66.4 56.9 49
Jul 65.8 56.3 48.3
Aug 66.1 56.4 48.3
Sep 66.6 56.3 47.1
Oct 67 56.2 47.6
Nov 67.1 56.5 48.6
Dec 67.4 56.1 46.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 20.2 13.3 7.3
Feb 20 13.4 7.8
Mar 19.6 13.7 9.1
Apr 19.6 14 9.9
May 19.4 14 9.9
Jun 19.1 13.8 9.4
Jul 18.8 13.5 9.1
Aug 18.9 13.6 9.1
Sep 19.2 13.5 8.4
Oct 19.4 13.4 8.7
Nov 19.5 13.6 9.2
Dec 19.7 13.4 8.1


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bogota are January, September, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid April with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of April 16th.

When can you find snow in Bogota? Weather stations report a very small amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around November, especially close to early November. The best time to ski (if at all) in Bogota is often around around November 5th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bogota.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bogota (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 10% 0 1.2
Feb 15% 0 2.1
Mar 28% 0 4.9
Apr 39% 0 5.5
May 28% 0 3.6
Jun 17% 0 2.6
Jul 18% 0 2.4
Aug 17% 0 1.7
Sep 15% 0 2.2
Oct 28% 0 3.6
Nov 31% 0.5 5.2
Dec 19% 0 2.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 10 0 3
Feb 15 0 5.3
Mar 28 0 12.4
Apr 39 0 14
May 28 0 9.1
Jun 17 0 6.6
Jul 18 0 6.1
Aug 17 0 4.3
Sep 15 0 5.6
Oct 28 0 9.1
Nov 31 1.3 13.2
Dec 19 0 6.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Bogota has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (66.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (75.9%).

Wind in Bogota is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and September. July’s average wind speed of around 6 knots (6.9 MPH or 11.1 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 14.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bogota.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.4 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Feb 5.5 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Mar 5.2 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Apr 5 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
May 4.9 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jun 5.9 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Jul 6 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Aug 5.9 Light breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Sep 5.9 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Oct 5.1 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Nov 4.7 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Dec 5.3 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 69.1%
Feb 70.5%
Mar 72.9%
Apr 74.6%
May 74.4%
Jun 70%
Jul 68.6%
Aug 69.1%
Sep 66.5%
Oct 72.5%
Nov 75.9%
Dec 71.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bogota?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Dec 13, 2018 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Colombia; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Bogota, Colombia is April, followed by January and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bogota in July. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 65.7 in July means 65.7% of the tourists vs. April.



Overall Bogota Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 67.8°F (19.9°C) and 66.4°F (19.1°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 9 to 12 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Bogota, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 67.5°F (19.7°C) and 65.9°F (18.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Bogota to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 69°F (20.6°C) and 66.9°F (19.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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