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.


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    Weather in Colombia

    Temperature

    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)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    Colombia Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “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.

    Colombia Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Average
    Low

    Colombia Perceived Temperature (C)

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    High
    Average
    Low

     

    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.

    Show Fahrenheit

    MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan85.878.369.9
    Feb85.877.869.3
    Mar85.577.970
    Apr85.177.570.1
    May84.577.370.2
    Jun85.278.671.3
    Jul85.278.170.1
    Aug83.97769.7
    Sep85.778.670.8
    Oct85.678.369.7
    Nov83.876.869.5
    Dec84.477.169.2

    Show Celsius

    MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan29.925.721.1
    Feb29.925.420.7
    Mar29.725.521.1
    Apr29.525.321.2
    May29.225.221.2
    Jun29.625.921.8
    Jul29.625.621.2
    Aug28.82520.9
    Sep29.825.921.6
    Oct29.825.720.9
    Nov28.824.920.8
    Dec29.125.120.7


     

    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.

    Chanceof Precipitation

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

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan10%02.2
    Feb14%02.5
    Mar18%03.9
    Apr23%05.3
    May24%05.8
    Jun15%03.4
    Jul15%03.8
    Aug18%03.7
    Sep15%03.4
    Oct19%0.84.5
    Nov27%0.66.2
    Dec17%0.64.1

    Show Centimeters

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan1005.6
    Feb1406.4
    Mar1809.9
    Apr23013.5
    May24014.7
    Jun1508.6
    Jul1509.7
    Aug1809.4
    Sep1508.6
    Oct19211.4
    Nov271.515.7
    Dec171.510.4

     

    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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

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

    MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
    Jan4.4Light breeze9.4Gentle breeze
    Feb4.8Light breeze10Gentle breeze
    Mar4.5Light breeze9.7Gentle breeze
    Apr3.9Barely noticeable9Gentle breeze
    May3.6Barely noticeable8.7Gentle breeze
    Jun3.9Barely noticeable8.5Gentle breeze
    Jul4.2Light breeze9.2Gentle breeze
    Aug3.7Barely noticeable8.8Gentle breeze
    Sep3.9Barely noticeable8.8Gentle breeze
    Oct3.7Barely noticeable8.5Gentle breeze
    Nov3.6Barely noticeable8.3Gentle breeze
    Dec4.2Light breeze9.2Gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
    Jan64.2%
    Feb64.8%
    Mar67.4%
    Apr70.3%
    May72.7%
    Jun69%
    Jul68.5%
    Aug70.5%
    Sep65.6%
    Oct68.8%
    Nov73.8%
    Dec69.7%

     

    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 Mar 17, 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 Mar 06, 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

    Key
    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 very reliable. 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 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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