This report describes the typical weather at the El Dorado International Airport (Bogotá, Colombia) weather station over the course of an average November 17. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Bogotá has a mediterranean climate with dry warm summers and mild winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by forests (34%), grasslands (32%), croplands (18%), shrublands (7%), and tundra (6%).
The temperature typically varies from 49°F to 64°F and is rarely below 43°F or above 68°F.
The coolest hours of the day are from midnight to 8am with the coldest at 6am, at which time the temperature is below 52°F three days out of four.
The warmest hours of the day are from 10am to 4pm with the hottest at noon, at which time the temperature is above 62°F three days out of four.
The day has gained half its heat by 9am and lost it again by 7pm.
On November 17 the Sun rises at 5:44am and sets at 5:38pm.
Solar noon is at 11:41am.
For reference, on the longest day of the year the Sun rises at 5:46am and sets at 6:10pm, while on the shortest day of the year it rises at 5:59am and sets at 5:50pm.
Astronomical twilight begins and ends 72 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 4:31am and 6:51pm, respectively.
Nautical twilight begins and ends 47 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 4:57am and 6:26pm, respectively.
Civil twilight begins and ends 21 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:22am and 6:00pm, respectively.
Solar twilight begins and ends 29 minutes after sunrise and before sunset at 6:13am and 5:09pm, respectively.
The median cloud cover is 61% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the day.
On average, the sky is clear or mostly clear 17% of the time, partly cloudy 43% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 30% of the time.
There is a 66% chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during the day.
When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of thunderstorms (53% of days with precipitation have at worst thunderstorms), drizzle (31%), and moderate rain (10%).
Precipitation is most likely around 4pm and least likely around 7am.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location on November 17 or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 68% (mildly humid) to 96% (very humid), rarely dropping below 53% (mildly humid), or exceeding 100% (very humid).
The air is driest at noon, at which time the relative humidity is less than 74% (humid) three days out of four; it is most humid at 4am, exceeding 94% (very humid) three days out of four.
The dew point ranges from 47°F to 53°F with an average of 51°F.
For reference, comfortable indoor conditions should have a relative humidity between 30% and 50% with a dew point of less than 65°F.
Sustained wind speeds typically vary from 2 mph to 9 mph (light air to gentle breeze) over the course of the day.
The peak sustained wind speed typically occurs around 2pm and is rarely outside the range 4 mph to 14 mph (light breeze to moderate breeze).
The wind is most calm around 3am, rarely exceeding 5 mph (light breeze).
The wind is most often out of the north east (11% of the time). The wind is least often out of the south (2% of the time), south east (3% of the time), and south west (3% of the time).