When is the best time to go to Colombia?

When is the best time to go to Colombia? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The weather is at least tolerable in Colombia throughout the year
  • The best months to go to Bogota are January, September and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Bogota are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December, and the coldest months are January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are March, April and November
  • Cúcuta is the city with the best climate, with good weather 12 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Cartagena

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Colombia for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January 56°F to 86°F
51%
February 56°F to 88°F
55%
March 56°F to 88°F
69%
April 56°F to 88°F
79%
May 56°F to 88°F
83%
June 54°F to 88°F
75%
July 54°F to 88°F
72%
August 54°F to 88°F
71%
September 56°F to 88°F
76%
October 56°F to 86°F
83%
November 56°F to 86°F
80%
December 54°F to 86°F
62%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Colombia by cities

Bogota

Best time to go to Bogota

The best months to go to Bogota je %MONTH% are january, september and december.

Medellin

Best time to go to Medellin

The best months to go to Medellin je %MONTH% are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Cartagena

Best time to go to Cartagena

The best months to go to Cartagena je %MONTH% are january, february, march and december.

Armenia

Best time to go to Armenia

The best months to go to Armenia je %MONTH% are january, february, july, august and september.

Barranquilla

Best time to go to Barranquilla

The best months to go to Barranquilla je %MONTH% are january, february, march, april and december.

Leticia

Best time to go to Leticia

The best months to go to Leticia je %MONTH% are august and september.


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Temperatures and rainfall in Colombia

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Colombia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena, Armenia and Barranquilla, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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Where to go in Colombia?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Bogota70°F68°F68°F67°F67°F67°F67°F68°F70°F68°F67°F68°F
Medellin79°F79°F79°F77°F77°F81°F81°F81°F81°F76°F74°F77°F
Cartagena92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F94°F94°F92°F92°F90°F90°F92°F
Armenia76°F76°F76°F74°F74°F76°F76°F76°F76°F72°F70°F72°F
Barranquilla90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F94°F94°F94°F94°F92°F92°F92°F
Leticia88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F90°F94°F95°F94°F92°F88°F
Manizales74°F74°F74°F70°F72°F74°F74°F76°F76°F70°F68°F72°F
Pereira79°F79°F79°F77°F77°F79°F79°F81°F79°F76°F74°F76°F
San Andrés Island83°F83°F83°F83°F85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F
Santa Marta86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F
Santiago de Cali81°F81°F83°F81°F81°F83°F83°F83°F83°F81°F81°F81°F
Tumaco85°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F
Apartado88°F88°F86°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F
Barrancabermeja97°F99°F99°F95°F95°F95°F97°F97°F95°F94°F94°F95°F
Bucaramanga81°F81°F79°F77°F77°F77°F77°F77°F77°F76°F76°F77°F
Buenaventura86°F86°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F
Buga76°F76°F76°F76°F76°F77°F77°F77°F76°F74°F72°F72°F
Cartago85°F86°F86°F85°F86°F86°F86°F88°F88°F83°F83°F83°F
Caucasia94°F95°F94°F92°F92°F94°F95°F94°F94°F92°F92°F92°F
Cúcuta90°F92°F94°F94°F94°F92°F92°F95°F95°F94°F92°F90°F

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Is this weather information for Colombia reliable?

Climate data for Colombia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Colombia allows us to determine the average for each month in Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena, Armenia, Barranquilla, Leticia, Manizales, Pereira, and 39 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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