Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Colombia

We show the climate in Colombia by comparing the average weather in 4 representative places: Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, and Barranquilla.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Colombia

Average High and Low Temperature in ColombiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F49446663646278766766858278768986848210494NowNowBarranquillaBarranquillaBogotáBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
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
Barranquilla 86°F86°F87°F89°F89°F89°F89°F89°F89°F88°F88°F87°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
Barranquilla 76°F76°F77°F78°F78°F78°F78°F78°F77°F77°F77°F77°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 AMNowNowcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmcomfortable


Average Hourly Temperature in CaliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablewarm


Average Hourly Temperature in BarranquillaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowwarmwarmhot
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 in Colombia

Chance of Clearer Skies in ColombiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%30102142710535NowNowBarranquillaBarranquillaBogotáBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
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%
Barranquilla 51%47%39%20%8%8%11%8%5%8%18%35%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Colombia

Daily Chance of Precipitation in ColombiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%75248752471848NowNowBogotáBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
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
Barranquilla 0.3d0.2d0.5d2.9d8.2d8.2d7.4d9.8d12.3d14.0d8.3d2.6d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Colombia

Average Monthly Rainfall in ColombiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 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″
Barranquilla 0.0″0.0″0.1″0.7″2.4″2.3″2.1″2.6″3.8″4.8″2.9″0.7″

Hours of Daylight in Colombia

Hours of Daylight in ColombiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr12.411.9NowNowBarranquillaBarranquillaBogotáBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
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
Barranquilla 11.6h11.8h12.1h12.4h12.6h12.8h12.7h12.5h12.2h11.9h11.6h11.5h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Colombia

Chance of Muggy Conditions in ColombiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%9677100100NowNowBogotáBogotáCaliCali
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
Barranquilla 31.0d29.0d31.0d30.0d31.0d30.0d31.0d31.0d30.0d31.0d30.0d31.0d

Average Wind Speed in Colombia

Average Wind Speed in ColombiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph4.áBogotáCaliCali
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Barranquilla 14.214.914.612.

Average Water Temperature in Colombia

Average Water Temperature in ColombiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec78°F78°F79°F79°F80°F80°F81°F81°F82°F82°F83°F83°F84°F84°F85°F85°FNaNNaN82808478NowNowBarranquillaBarranquillaCaliCali
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
Barranquilla 79°F79°F79°F80°F82°F83°F83°F83°F84°F84°F83°F81°F

Tourism Score in Colombia

Tourism Score in ColombiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810103.áBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Colombia

Beach/Pool Score in ColombiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810100.áBogotáCaliCali
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Colombia

Growing Season in ColombiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowBarranquillaBarranquillaBogotáBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
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 in Colombia

Growing Degree Days in ColombiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°F12,000°F12,000°FNowNowBarranquillaBarranquillaBogotáBogotáCaliCaliMedellínMedellín
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 in Colombia

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in ColombiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 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, Cali, and Barranquilla 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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