Compare the Climate and Weather in Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali

This page lets you compare and contrast the weather and climate in Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali year round.

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Average High and Low Temperature

Compare the Average High and Low Temperature in Bogotá, Medellín, and CaliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F4944666364627876676685828784NowNowBogotáBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding perceived temperatures.
Bogotá 66°F66°F66°F65°F65°F64°F63°F63°F64°F65°F65°F65°F
Medellín 77°F77°F78°F78°F78°F78°F78°F78°F78°F77°F77°F77°F
Cali 84°F84°F84°F83°F83°F83°F84°F85°F84°F83°F82°F83°F
Bogotá 44°F46°F48°F49°F49°F48°F47°F47°F46°F47°F48°F46°F
Medellín 62°F63°F63°F64°F64°F63°F62°F62°F62°F63°F63°F63°F
Cali 66°F67°F67°F67°F67°F67°F66°F66°F66°F66°F66°F66°F


Average Hourly Temperature in BogotáJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoolcoldcomfortable


Average Hourly Temperature in MedellínJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarm


Average Hourly Temperature in CaliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablewarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies

Compare the Chance of Clearer Skies in Bogotá, Medellín, and CaliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%30102142710NowNowBogotáBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Bogotá 21%14%10%10%13%23%27%29%23%14%14%19%
Medellín 19%15%10%6%5%10%14%12%8%5%6%14%
Cali 19%15%12%11%12%19%25%24%18%12%13%18%

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Compare the Daily Chance of Precipitation in Bogotá, Medellín, and CaliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%752487524718NowNowBogotáBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Bogotá 8.1d10.7d15.9d21.4d22.6d18.1d16.3d16.0d18.0d22.3d19.7d13.1d
Medellín 16.8d16.1d20.4d24.4d25.9d23.0d22.5d23.9d24.4d26.3d24.9d20.0d
Cali 7.5d8.7d11.1d12.8d11.0d7.7d6.0d6.3d8.5d13.6d13.0d9.6d

Average Monthly Rainfall

Compare the Average Monthly Rainfall in Bogotá, Medellín, and CaliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 in8.31.610.áBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Bogotá 1.6″2.6″4.2″7.7″7.8″5.4″4.0″3.9″5.1″7.2″6.0″3.3″
Medellín 4.4″4.6″5.6″9.4″10.5″8.4″7.5″8.3″9.1″10.3″9.3″6.2″
Cali 2.0″2.2″2.7″3.6″2.8″1.7″1.1″1.2″1.9″3.5″3.9″2.5″

Hours of Daylight

Compare the Hours of Daylight in Bogotá, Medellín, and CaliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr12.411.9NowNowBogotáBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
Bogotá 11.9h12.0h12.1h12.2h12.3h12.4h12.4h12.3h12.1h12.0h11.9h11.9h
Medellín 11.8h11.9h12.1h12.3h12.4h12.5h12.4h12.3h12.1h12.0h11.8h11.8h
Cali 11.9h12.0h12.1h12.2h12.3h12.3h12.3h12.2h12.1h12.0h12.0h11.9h

Chance of Muggy Conditions

Compare the Chance of Muggy Conditions in Bogotá, Medellín, and CaliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%9677NowNowCaliCali
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Bogotá 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Medellín 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Cali 25.9d24.3d27.3d28.2d29.6d27.7d25.6d23.9d24.1d26.3d26.2d27.4d

Average Wind Speed

Compare the Average Wind Speed in Bogotá, Medellín, and CaliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 mph0.0 mph0.5 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.0 mph2.5 mph2.5 mph3.0 mph3.0 mph3.5 mph3.5 mph4.0 mph4.0 mph4.5 mph4.5 mph5.0 mph5.0 mph4.áBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Average Water Temperature

Compare the Average Water Temperature in Bogotá, Medellín, and CaliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec80.0°F80.0°F80.5°F80.5°F81.0°F81.0°F81.5°F81.5°F82.0°F82.0°F82.5°F82.5°FNaNNaN8280NowNowCaliCali
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cali 80°F80°F80°F82°F82°F82°F82°F82°F81°F81°F81°F80°F

Tourism Score

Compare the Tourism Score in Bogotá, Medellín, and CaliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810103.áBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score

Compare the Beach/Pool Score in Bogotá, Medellín, and CaliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810100.ínMedellín
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season

Compare the Growing Season in Bogotá, Medellín, and CaliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowBogotáBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days

Compare the Growing Degree Days in Bogotá, Medellín, and CaliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°FNowNowBogotáBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Compare the Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Bogotá, Medellín, and CaliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh6.áBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

This report illustrates the typical weather for Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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