The best times to visit Cali for ideal weather are
May 21st 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.
Cali Travel Guide
Other Cali Travel Info
Weather in Cali
Average temperatures in Cali vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 30th 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 Cali, the hottest months are September, August, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 89.5°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66°F (18.9°C) at night.
Cali Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Cali Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Cali Perceived Temperature (F)
Cali Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Cali 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cali are August, July, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid July. For example, on the week of July 9th 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 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 16th.
When can you find snow in Cali? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Cali.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cali (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Cali has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (63.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (71.4%).
Wind in Cali is usually calm. The windiest month is September, followed by August and October. September’s average wind speed of around 4.8 knots (5.5 MPH or 8.8 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 early to mid September where average top sustained speeds reach 12.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cali.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||4.1||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Feb||4.1||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||3.9||Barely noticeable||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||3.8||Barely noticeable||11.4||Significant breeze|
|May||3.7||Barely noticeable||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||3.8||Barely noticeable||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.2||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Aug||4.5||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Sep||4.8||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||4.3||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||4||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Dec||4||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Cali?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Sep 05, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Cali, 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 Cali 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
Overall Cali Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.5°F (30.8°C) and 85.5°F (29.7°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 2 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Cali, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.5°F (31.9°C) and 84.7°F (29.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 7 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 perfect this time of year in Cali to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.3°F (30.7°C) and 84.4°F (29.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.