The best times to visit Salento for ideal weather are

November 12th 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.

 

 


Other Salento Travel Info

Weather in Salento

Temperature

Average temperatures in Salento vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 Salento, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 86.4°F (30.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.6°F (17°C) at night.

Salento Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Salento 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.

Salento Perceived Temperature (F)

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Salento Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Salento 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)
Jan83.373.763.8
Feb83.373.364.1
Mar83.373.664.3
Apr82.773.164.3
May82.673.564.9
Jun83.273.964.5
Jul84.574.363.3
Aug84.674.363.7
Sep84.874.163
Oct82.472.663.5
Nov81.47263.8
Dec82.37363.9

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan28.523.217.7
Feb28.522.917.8
Mar28.523.117.9
Apr28.222.817.9
May28.123.118.3
Jun28.423.318.1
Jul29.223.517.4
Aug29.223.517.6
Sep29.323.417.2
Oct2822.617.5
Nov27.422.217.7
Dec27.922.817.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Salento are June, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late July. For example, on the week of July 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid November with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.

When can you find snow in Salento? 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 Salento 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 Salento.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan24%04.2
Feb31%04.7
Mar34%08.5
Apr39%09.3
May29%07.2
Jun19%03
Jul20%03.9
Aug23%02.8
Sep26%05.7
Oct39%1.18.8
Nov42%0.98.8
Dec25%0.65.8

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan24010.7
Feb31011.9
Mar34021.6
Apr39023.6
May29018.3
Jun1907.6
Jul2009.9
Aug2307.1
Sep26014.5
Oct392.822.4
Nov422.322.4
Dec251.514.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Salento has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is August (64.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (72.9%).

Wind in Salento is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is August, followed by September and July. August’s average wind speed of around 2.2 knots (2.5 MPH or 4 KPH) is considered “light air.” 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 9.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Salento.

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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
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
Jan1.7Barely noticeable6.7Light breeze
Feb1.7Barely noticeable6.6Light breeze
Mar1.8Barely noticeable7.5Light breeze
Apr1.8Barely noticeable7.2Gentle breeze
May1.7Barely noticeable6.4Light breeze
Jun1.8Barely noticeable7Gentle breeze
Jul2Barely noticeable6.9Light breeze
Aug2.2Barely noticeable7.1Gentle breeze
Sep2.1Barely noticeable7.3Light breeze
Oct1.9Barely noticeable6.8Light breeze
Nov1.9Barely noticeable7.1Light breeze
Dec1.6Barely noticeable6.6Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan66.5%
Feb68.4%
Mar68.3%
Apr71%
May70.7%
Jun67.9%
Jul64.7%
Aug64.6%
Sep64.7%
Oct70.3%
Nov72.9%
Dec69.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Salento?

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 Salento, 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 Salento 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. 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 Salento Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 83.8°F (28.8°C) and 81.9°F (27.7°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 9 to 12 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 the least precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Salento, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.6°F (29.8°C) and 80.8°F (27.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 8 to 13 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 Salento to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.7°F (29.3°C) and 81.4°F (27.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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