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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Nuquí Colombia

The climate in Nuquí is warm, oppressive, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 76°F to 82°F and is rarely below 75°F or above 85°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Nuquí for hot-weather activities is from early January to late March.

Climate in Nuquí

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Nuquí weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Nuquí

The temperature in Nuquí varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.

Average High and Low Temperature in Nuquí

Average High and Low Temperature in NuquíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FMar 382°FMar 382°F76°F76°FJan 1482°FJan 1482°FMay 882°FMay 882°FSep 2781°FSep 2781°FDec 881°FDec 881°F77°F77°F78°F78°F77°F77°F77°F77°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in Nuquí

Average Hourly Temperature in NuquíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowwarm
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.

Freetown, Sierra Leone (4,395 miles away); Malibago, Philippines (10,584 miles); and Tofol, Micronesia (8,218 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Nuquí (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Nuquí, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Nuquí begins around December 2 and lasts for 3.7 months, ending around March 26. On January 12, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 29% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 71% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around March 26 and lasts for 8.3 months, ending around December 2. On May 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 94% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 6% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Nuquí

Cloud Cover Categories in NuquíclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 1229%Jan 1229%May 246%May 246%Dec 217%Dec 217%Mar 2618%Mar 2618%NowNowpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clearclear
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Nuquí varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 9.1 months, from April 3 to January 6, with a greater than 79% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 91% on May 14.

The drier season lasts 2.9 months, from January 6 to April 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 66% on March 1.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 91% on May 14.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Nuquí

Daily Chance of Precipitation in NuquíwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%May 1491%May 1491%Mar 166%Mar 166%Jan 180%Jan 180%Apr 379%Apr 379%Jan 679%Jan 679%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Nuquí experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Nuquí. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 18, with an average total accumulation of 19.4 inches.

The least rain falls around February 24, with an average total accumulation of 9.8 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Nuquí

Average Monthly Rainfall in NuquíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in5 in5 in10 in10 in15 in15 in20 in20 in25 in25 in30 in30 in35 in35 inAug 1819.4 inAug 1819.4 inFeb 249.8 inFeb 249.8 inNov 1718.4 inNov 1718.4 inMay 2718.1 inMay 2718.1 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Nuquí does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 27 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 48 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 12 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Nuquí

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in NuquíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 27 minJun 2012 hr, 27 minJun 2012 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2211 hr, 48 minDec 2111 hr, 48 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:53 AM on May 23, and the latest sunrise is 33 minutes later at 6:26 AM on February 1. The earliest sunset is at 5:49 PM on November 10, and the latest sunset is 38 minutes later at 6:27 PM on July 17.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Nuquí during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Nuquí

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in NuquíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMay 235:53 AMMay 235:53 AM6:27 PMJul 176:27 PMJul 17Nov 105:49 PMNov 105:49 PM6:26 AMFeb 16:26 AMFeb 1daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Nuquí

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Nuquí, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 100% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Nuquí

Humidity Comfort Levels in NuquíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 3100%Jul 3100%NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressive
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Nuquí experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from May 21 to January 11, with average wind speeds of more than 5.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is November 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.3 months, from January 11 to May 21. The calmest day of the year is March 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Nuquí

Average Wind Speed in NuquíwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mphNov 216.8 mphNov 216.8 mphMar 194.1 mphMar 194.1 mphMay 215.4 mphMay 215.4 mphJan 115.4 mphJan 115.4 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Nuquí is from the west throughout the year.

Wind Direction in Nuquí

Wind Direction in NuquíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestnorthsouth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Nuquí is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 1°F of 81°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature in Nuquí

Average Water Temperature in NuquíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec76°F76°F77°F77°F78°F78°F79°F79°F80°F80°F81°F81°F82°F82°F83°F83°F84°F84°F85°F85°FMay 1982°FMay 1982°F80°FMar 280°FMar 2Aug 1982°FAug 1982°FJan 3180°FJan 3180°FMar 2980°FMar 2980°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Nuquí throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Nuquí for general outdoor tourist activities is from early January to late March, with a peak score in the first week of March.

Tourism Score in Nuquí

Tourism Score in Nuquíbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810103.63.61.91.92.32.3NowNowprecipitationprecipitationtemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Nuquí for hot-weather activities is from early January to late March, with a peak score in the first week of March.

Beach/Pool Score in Nuquí

Beach/Pool Score in Nuquíbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.74.72.82.8NowNowprecipitationprecipitationtemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).

Temperatures in Nuquí are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Nuquí

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in NuquíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3NowNowwarmcomfortable
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Growing Degree Days in Nuquí

Growing Degree Days in NuquíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FJan 390°FJan 390°FDec 3110,526°FDec 3110,526°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.1 months, from January 22 to March 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 1, with an average of 4.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from May 2 to July 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 20, with an average of 3.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Nuquí

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in NuquíbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWhMar 14.7 kWhMar 14.7 kWhJun 203.2 kWhJun 203.2 kWhJan 224.4 kWhJan 224.4 kWhMay 23.5 kWhMay 23.5 kWhJul 293.5 kWhJul 293.5 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Nuquí are 5.713 deg latitude, -77.271 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Nuquí contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 207 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 16 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,539 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,924 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Nuquí is covered by water (60%), trees (28%), and mangroves (12%), within 10 miles by water (62%) and trees (32%), and within 50 miles by water (65%) and trees (28%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Nuquí, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Nuquí is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Nuquí, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.