The best times to visit Tarija for ideal weather are
February 5th to May 6th
September 10th to November 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Tarija Travel Guide
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Weather in Tarija
Average temperatures in Tarija vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 79th 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 Tarija, the hottest months are December, November, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early December where highs are regularly around 84.4°F (29.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.5°F (15.3°C) at night.
Tarija Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Tarija 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.
Tarija Perceived Temperature (F)
Tarija Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Tarija 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 Tarija are May, June, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.
When can you find snow in Tarija? 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 Tarija.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Tarija (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
Tarija has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (41.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (64.8%).
Wind in Tarija is usually calm. The windiest month is September, followed by October and November. September’s average wind speed of around 6 knots (6.9 MPH or 11.2 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 mid to late September where average top sustained speeds reach 15.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Tarija.
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||4.1||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Feb||3.9||Barely noticeable||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||4.1||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Apr||4.1||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|May||4.1||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Jun||3.3||Barely noticeable||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.1||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5||Light breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6||Light breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6||Light breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.5||Light breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||4.6||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Tarija?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Bolivia; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 04, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Tarija, Bolivia is January, followed by April and November. 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 Tarija 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 Tarija Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 80.7°F (27.1°C) and 74.5°F (23.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Tarija, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 84.4°F (29.1°C) and 81.1°F (27.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Tarija to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.1°F (28.9°C) and 78.4°F (25.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.