The best times to visit Colombia for ideal weather are
December 17th to March 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Colombia Travel Guide
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Weather in Colombia
Average temperatures in Colombia vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 5th 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 Colombia, the hottest months are September, June, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early October where highs are regularly around 86.8°F (30.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.6°F (20.9°C) at night.
Colombia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Colombia 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.
Colombia Perceived Temperature (F)
Colombia Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Colombia 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 Colombia are January, February, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there is 1 day 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 Colombia? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to mid October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Colombia is often around around December 17th 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.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Colombia.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Colombia (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
Colombia has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (64.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (73.8%).
Wind in Colombia is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and January. February’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 March where average top sustained speeds reach 10.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Colombia.
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||4.4||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.8||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.5||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.9||Barely noticeable||9||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.6||Barely noticeable||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.9||Barely noticeable||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.2||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.7||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.9||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.7||Barely noticeable||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.6||Barely noticeable||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.2||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Colombia?
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 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 Colombia 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 Colombia Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.8°F (29.9°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 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 moderate precipitation with about 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Colombia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 86.8°F (30.4°C) and 83.2°F (28.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 8 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 Colombia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86.2°F (30.1°C) and 84°F (28.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.
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