The best times to visit Maracaibo for ideal weather are
January 1st to December 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Maracaibo Travel Guide
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Weather in Maracaibo
Average temperatures in Maracaibo vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 33rd 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 Maracaibo, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 94.5°F (34.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.6°F (25.3°C) at night.
Maracaibo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Maracaibo 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.
Maracaibo Perceived Temperature (F)
Maracaibo Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Maracaibo 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 Maracaibo are February, January, and then March. 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. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid October with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of October 15th.
When can you find snow in Maracaibo? 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 Maracaibo.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Maracaibo (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
Maracaibo has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (60.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (74.5%).
Wind in Maracaibo is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 8 knots (9.2 MPH or 14.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 14.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Maracaibo.
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||5.7||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||6.6||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8||Gentle breeze||13.3||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.5||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|May||4.3||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.9||Barely noticeable||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.3||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.2||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.6||Barely noticeable||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.9||Barely noticeable||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.9||Barely noticeable||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.2||Light breeze||8.7||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Maracaibo?
Our best data indicates this area is generally not safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are very strong travel warnings for Venezuela; avoid all travel. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 03, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Maracaibo, Venezuela is January, followed by February and July. 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 Maracaibo in May. 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 Maracaibo Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 93.1°F (33.9°C) and 90.9°F (32.7°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Maracaibo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 93.9°F (34.4°C) and 90.4°F (32.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Maracaibo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.3°F (33.5°C) and 90°F (32.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.