Climate and Weather of Bogota Colombia

Historical Weather and Climate Facts of Bogotá, Colombia!

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What’s the weather and climate like in Bogotá?

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 the Bogotá region at any time of the year. Unfortunately, our guesses are much less accurate than what they were only a couple of years ago…

Bogotá´s climate is generally cool and overcast. The temperature typically fluctuates between 44f/7c and 66f/19c, rarely lower than 37f/3c or above/21c.

The prime time of year to visit Bogotá for warmer weather is from late May to late September and from early December to late February.
The temperature in Bogotá varies so little that there is not a distinct hot or cold season.

Looking for the weather and climate of other Colombian regions? Be sure to check out our Colombian weather and climate overview here, with links to the most important tourist destinations in Colombia.

This temperate climate makes Bogotá the perfect city for walking the colonial downtown, exploring the museums, and scaling the heights of Monserrate, a monastery perched 2,000 feet above the capital – Culture is breathed and experienced here every day.

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Average Temperatures in Fahrenheit of Bogota Colombia.

Average Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 66°F 66°F 66°F 65°F 65°F 64°F 63°F 63°F 64°F 65°F 65°F 65°F
Temp. 55°F 55°F 56°F 56°F 56°F 56°F 55°F 55°F 55°F 55°F 56°F 55°F
Low 44°F 46°F 48°F 49°F 49°F 48°F 47°F 47°F 46°F 47°F 48°F 46°F

Average Temperatures in Celcius of Bogotá Colombia.

Average Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 19°C 19°C 19°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 17°C 17°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 19°C
Temp. 13°C 13°C 13°C 14°C 13°C 13°C 13°C 13°C 13°C 13°C 13°C 13°C
Low 7°C 8°C 9°C 9°C 10°C 9°C 9°C 8°C 8°C 9°C 9°C 8°C

Bogotá is usually fairly cloudy with some seasonal variations.
The clearest months begin in early June for four months, with August the fairest. There is significantly more cloud from late September through early June, with April being the cloudiest.
You are well advised to wear a hat in Bogotá as the high altitude increases the magnitude of the sun and infrared rays.

Want to know the best time to travel to Colombia, considering seasonal aspects such as high and low seasons, migratory animals, and the wet and dry seasons? Then this is the article you also need to read!

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

Avg Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 1.6″ 2.6″ 4.1″ 7.6″ 7.8″ 5.5″ 4.1″ 3.9″ 5.1″ 7.1″ 6.0″ 3.4″
Millimeters 39.9 64.9 103.2 193.2 198.6 139.4 102.9 98.8 128.6 181.5 153.2 85.6
Rainy Days 8.1d 10.3d 15.9d 21.4d 22.6d 18.1d 16.3d 16.0d 18.0d 22.3d 19.7d 13.1d

The wettest part of the year is from the middle of March to early December with a greater than 50% chance of any given day being wet. May is the rainiest month of all. The dryer months run from early December to middle March, with January the least likely for rain.

Humidity levels are low nothing.

Generally speaking, winds are slight in Bogotá. However, in July and August, they are significant enough for the flying of kites. This is a national pastime and with the huge Andes so close, makes for a lot of fun. El Festival de Viento y Cometas (Wind and Kite Festival), an international event, is in Villa de Leyva, a colonial town outside of Bogotá, held in August.