The best times to visit Medellin for ideal weather are
December 10th to April 8th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Medellin Travel Guide
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Weather in Medellin
Average temperatures in Medellin vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 70th 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 Medellin, 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 84.3°F (29.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.5°F (17.5°C) at night.
Medellin Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Medellin 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.
Medellin Perceived Temperature (F)
Medellin Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Medellin 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 Medellin are January, March, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late December. For example, on the week of December 24th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early May with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 30th.
When can you find snow in Medellin? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around November, especially close to early November. The best time to ski (if at all) in Medellin is often around around October 15th 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 Medellin.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Medellin (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
Medellin has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (43.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (56.4%).
Wind in Medellin is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and January. July’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.9 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 late August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 12.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Medellin.
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||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Feb||4.5||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.7||Light breeze||10.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||3.8||Barely noticeable||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.9||Barely noticeable||9.5||Significant breeze|
|Jun||4.8||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.3||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.1||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||4.8||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Oct||4.1||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.1||Light breeze||10.3||Significant breeze|
|Dec||4.4||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Medellin?
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 Medellin, 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 Medellin 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 Medellin Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 83°F (28.3°C) and 80.6°F (27°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 11 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 comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Medellin, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 83°F (28.3°C) and 79.5°F (26.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 11 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 Medellin to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.7°F (28.2°C) and 80.1°F (26.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.