Santa Marta Colombia Weather and Climate

Historical Weather and Climate Facts of Santa Marta Colombia

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What’s the weather and climate like in Santa Marta 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 Santa Marta at any time of the year. Unfortunately, our guesses are much less accurate than what they were only a couple of years ago…

Santa Marta has a wet season that is overcast, a dry season that is partly cloudy, while it is hot, humid, and windy all year round.
During the year the temperature typically varies from 75f/24c to 88f/31c and is rarely below 73f/23c or above 92f/33c.

Tayrona Park is an extremely popular destination for tourism and receives thousands of visitors every year. For this reason, the park is closed three times every year in order for the park to breathe and for re-growth to occur. Local indigenous also take this opportunity to perform cleansing ceremonies on their ancestral lands. Unfortunately, these ceremonies are not open to the public. Tayrona National Park is closed from the 1st-15th of February, the 1st-15th of June, and from the 19th of October – the 2nd of November every year.

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Average Temperatures in Fahrenheit in Santa Marta Colombia.

Average Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 88°F 88°F 88°F 88°F 88°F 88°F 88°F 88°F 88°F 87°F 87°F 87°F
Temp. 81°F 81°F 82°F 83°F 84°F 84°F 83°F 83°F 83°F 82°F 82°F 81°F
Low 75°F 76°F 77°F 79°F 80°F 80°F 79°F 79°F 79°F 78°F 78°F 76°F

Average Temperatures in Celcius in Santa Marta Colombia.

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

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The clearest time of the year in Santa Marta is from the beginning of December and lasts until the beginning of April. January is the clearest. The cloudiest time of the year begins in April and lasts until early December, with September being the cloudiest.

Santa Marta Wet and Dry Seasons:
  • The wet season lasts from May to the middle of November with October being the wettest.
  • The dry season lasts from the middle of November to early May, with February being the driest.

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

Average Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Millimeters 1.2 0.8 2.3 19.8 67.2 65.0 50.4 66.9 101.9 133.9 79.6 22.3
Inches 0.0″ 0.0″ 0.1″ 0.8″ 2.6″ 2.6″ 2.0″ 2.6″ 4.0″ 5.3″ 3.1″ 0.9″
Rainy Days 0.3d 0.2d 0.7d 3.3d 8.9d 8.7d 7.4d 10.1d 13.3d 14.5d 8.2d 2.7d

Humidity is always high at 100% over the course of the year and does not vary. The windiest time of the year is from late November to early May, with average wind speeds of more than 12.7 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year is February, with an average hourly wind speed of 16.8 mph. The calmer time of year is from May to the end of November, with the calmest month October with an average hourly wind speed of 9.0 mph.

Santa Marta Water Temperature:

  • The time of year with the warmest water is from the middle of August to late November, with an average temperature above 83f/28c.
  • The time of year with cooler water is from January to the middle of April, with an average temperature of 79f/26c.
  • The month of the year with the coolest water is February, with an average temperature of 78f/26c.