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Cartagena Colombia Weather and Climate

Historical Weather and Climate Facts of Cartagena de Indias Colombia

What’s the weather and climate like in Cartagena Colombia?

Climate change is affecting Colombia just as it is affecting every other part of the world. For this reason, we can only really make an educated guess about what the weather will be like in Cartagena and the Caribbean at any time of the year. Unfortunately, our guesses are much less accurate than what they were only a couple of years ago…

The weather in Cartagena is very pleasant as being a coastal city the climate is humid and dry tropical, with a relative humidity of 84%. The temperature is warm all year round and generally ranges between 73f/23c and 86f/30c and is rarely below 73f/23c or above 91f/33c. The hottest part of the day is between 12 noon and 6 pm. With this in mind, you can plan your activities accordingly.


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Average Temperatures in Fahrenheit in Cartagena Colombia.

Average Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 87°F 87°F 87°F 87°F 88°F 88°F 88°F 88°F 88°F 87°F 87°F 87°F
Temp. 80°F 81°F 81°F 82°F 83°F 83°F 83°F 83°F 83°F 82°F 82°F 81°F
Low 76°F 76°F 77°F 78°F 79°F 79°F 79°F 79°F 79°F 78°F 78°F 77°F

Average Temperatures in Celcius in Cartagena Colombia.

Average Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 30°C 30°C 30°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C
Temp. 27°C 27°C 27°C 28°C 28°C 29°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 27°C
Low 24°C 25°C 25°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 25°C

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Touring the walled city is best early morning or in the evening, when you can also enjoy the many restaurants and bars. Cruising the islands and relaxing on a beach such as Playa Punta Arena, is a great way to pass the heat of the day.

The perfect time to visit Cartagena varies little over the year. Due to its pleasantly warm weather, the city is popular all year round. However, if there is an optimum time to visit the beautiful scenery and beaches, it would be between the end of November and early May, when it is drier.

The temperature varies so little throughout the year that it is not really purposeful to consider hot and cool seasons.
The rainiest time is generally from May until the end of November, with the most rainfall being in October.
The remaining months constitute the dry season, with February being the driest.


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Average Rainfall – Millimeters / Inches, and the Number of Rainy Days in Cartagena Colombia.

Average Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Millimeters 2.1 2.1 3.7 25.0 85.2 85.2 90.7 100.8 122.3 154.9 109.1 35.2
Inches 0.1″ 0.1″ 0.1″ 1.0″ 3.4″ 3.4″ 3.6″ 4.0″ 4.8″ 6.1″ 4.3″ 1.4″
Rainy Days 0.5d 0.5d 1.0d 4.0d 10.3d 11.0d 10.5d 12.4d 13.7d 15.8d 10.5d 3.6d
  • The perceived humidity level in Cartagena, 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.

Water Temperature:

  • The time of year with the warmest water is from late May to middle November, with an average temperature above 84f/29c. The warmest water is in September.
  • The cooler waters are January to late April, with an average temperature below 81f/27c., with March being slightly cooler.
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