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.



Other Tarija Travel Info

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)


“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.

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 80.7 70.3 59.5
Feb 79.9 70.1 59.5
Mar 79.1 68.9 58.3
Apr 78.5 66.4 54.2
May 76.5 61.4 45.8
Jun 76.1 58.4 39.7
Jul 76.4 57.7 37.6
Aug 79.8 61.7 42
Sep 82.2 66.7 48.9
Oct 83.7 70 55.7
Nov 83 71.1 57.8
Dec 83.1 71.6 59.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.1 21.3 15.3
Feb 26.6 21.2 15.3
Mar 26.2 20.5 14.6
Apr 25.8 19.1 12.3
May 24.7 16.3 7.7
Jun 24.5 14.7 4.3
Jul 24.7 14.3 3.1
Aug 26.6 16.5 5.6
Sep 27.9 19.3 9.4
Oct 28.7 21.1 13.2
Nov 28.3 21.7 14.3
Dec 28.4 22 15.5



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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 16% 0 2.7
Feb 10% 0 1.3
Mar 7% 0 0.9
Apr 2% 0 0.2
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 2% 0 0.1
Oct 4% 0 0.6
Nov 8% 0 0.9
Dec 12% 0 1.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 16 0 6.9
Feb 10 0 3.3
Mar 7 0 2.3
Apr 2 0 0.5
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 2 0 0.3
Oct 4 0 1.5
Nov 8 0 2.3
Dec 12 0 4.8


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.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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.

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
Jan 64.3%
Feb 64.8%
Mar 64.6%
Apr 61.7%
May 54.4%
Jun 48.4%
Jul 43.1%
Aug 41.3%
Sep 43.3%
Oct 50.6%
Nov 55.1%
Dec 60.5%


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

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 47.9 in July means 47.9% of the tourists vs. January.



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.


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