The best times to visit San Cristobal for ideal weather are
November 26th to March 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
San Cristobal Travel Guide
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Weather in San Cristobal
Average temperatures in San Cristobal vary very little. 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 28th 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 San Cristobal, the hottest months are September, August, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late September where highs are regularly around 94.6°F (34.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.4°F (24.1°C) at night.
San Cristobal Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
San Cristobal 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.
San Cristobal Perceived Temperature (F)
San Cristobal Perceived Temperature (C)
Average San Cristobal 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 San Cristobal are January, September, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th 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 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.
When can you find snow in San Cristobal? 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 San Cristobal.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in San Cristobal (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
San Cristobal has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is September (47.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (63.5%).
Wind in San Cristobal is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by June and August. July’s average wind speed of around 9.2 knots (10.6 MPH or 17 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 July where average top sustained speeds reach 19.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in San Cristobal.
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||3.3||Barely noticeable||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3||Barely noticeable||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.3||Barely noticeable||11.5||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.3||Barely noticeable||11.3||Significant breeze|
|May||5.5||Light breeze||14.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||8.6||Gentle breeze||18.2||Strong breeze|
|Jul||9.2||Gentle breeze||18.3||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||7.4||Gentle breeze||16||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.8||Light breeze||15.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.8||Barely noticeable||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Nov||2.8||Barely noticeable||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.7||Barely noticeable||9.6||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to San Cristobal?
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 San Cristobal, Venezuela 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 San Cristobal 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 San Cristobal Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 92.4°F (33.6°C) and 88.1°F (31.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 the least precipitation with about 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in San Cristobal, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 94.6°F (34.8°C) and 89.1°F (31.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 5 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 San Cristobal to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.3°F (32.4°C) and 88.1°F (31.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.