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.

 

 


Other Colombia Travel Info

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)

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Colombia 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.

Colombia Perceived Temperature (F)

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Colombia Perceived Temperature (C)

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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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 85.8 78.3 69.9
Feb 85.8 77.8 69.3
Mar 85.5 77.9 70
Apr 85.1 77.5 70.1
May 84.5 77.3 70.2
Jun 85.2 78.6 71.3
Jul 85.2 78.1 70.1
Aug 83.9 77 69.7
Sep 85.7 78.6 70.8
Oct 85.6 78.3 69.7
Nov 83.8 76.8 69.5
Dec 84.4 77.1 69.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.9 25.7 21.1
Feb 29.9 25.4 20.7
Mar 29.7 25.5 21.1
Apr 29.5 25.3 21.2
May 29.2 25.2 21.2
Jun 29.6 25.9 21.8
Jul 29.6 25.6 21.2
Aug 28.8 25 20.9
Sep 29.8 25.9 21.6
Oct 29.8 25.7 20.9
Nov 28.8 24.9 20.8
Dec 29.1 25.1 20.7

 


 

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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Colombia (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 2.2
Feb 14% 0 2.5
Mar 18% 0 3.9
Apr 23% 0 5.3
May 24% 0 5.8
Jun 15% 0 3.4
Jul 15% 0 3.8
Aug 18% 0 3.7
Sep 15% 0 3.4
Oct 19% 0.8 4.5
Nov 27% 0.6 6.2
Dec 17% 0.6 4.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 10 0 5.6
Feb 14 0 6.4
Mar 18 0 9.9
Apr 23 0 13.5
May 24 0 14.7
Jun 15 0 8.6
Jul 15 0 9.7
Aug 18 0 9.4
Sep 15 0 8.6
Oct 19 2 11.4
Nov 27 1.5 15.7
Dec 17 1.5 10.4

 

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.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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 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
Jan 64.2%
Feb 64.8%
Mar 67.4%
Apr 70.3%
May 72.7%
Jun 69%
Jul 68.5%
Aug 70.5%
Sep 65.6%
Oct 68.8%
Nov 73.8%
Dec 69.7%

 

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 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

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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 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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