The best times to visit Cartago for ideal weather are
March 12th to July 22nd
July 30th to December 23rd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Cartago Travel Guide
Weather in Cartago
Average temperatures in Cartago vary barely at all and are temperate for about half of the year. The area is in the top 46 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Cartago, the hottest months are January, February, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 82.6°F (28.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.1°F (18.4°C) at night.
Cartago Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Cartago 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.
Cartago Perceived Temperature (F)
Cartago Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Cartago 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)|
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 Cartago.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cartago (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
Cartago has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is January (67.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (73.9%).
Wind in Cartago is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by December and September. October’s average wind speed of around 3.4 knots (3.9 MPH or 6.3 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early-to-mid-April where average top sustained speeds reach 8.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cartago.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||3.1||light air||7||a gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.2||light air||7||a gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.2||light air||7.2||a gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.3||light air||7.4||a gentle breeze|
|May||3.1||light air||6.9||a gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.1||light air||6.7||a light breeze|
|Jul||3.1||light air||6.7||a gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.1||light air||6.7||a light breeze|
|Sep||3.3||light air||6.9||a gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.4||light air||7.3||a gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.3||light air||7.3||a gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.3||light air||7.1||a gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Cartago?
As of 6/26/2017 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.
Overall Cartago Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 81.7°F (27.6°C) and 79°F (26.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Cartago, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 81.8°F (27.7°C) and 78.5°F (25.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Cartago to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.6°F (28.1°C) and 79.6°F (26.4°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.