Bogotá
Colombia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

Monthly weather forecast and climate
Bogotá, Colombia

Aerial panorama of Bogotá city, Colombia surrounded by trees and The Andes Ranges in the distance
Aerial panorama of Bogotá city, Colombia surrounded by trees and The Andes Ranges in the distance
Bogotá, Colombia enjoys a cold oceanic climate having a relatively dry summer and a brisk, wet winter. During the year the average temperature varying between 10°C (50°F) and 18°C (64.4°F) on rainy periods, and 6°C (42.8°F) to 19°C (66.2°F) on sunny days.
On average, January is the coldest and driest month with the daytime temperature reaching as high as 22°C (71.6°F) and nights falling to a medium 7.6°C (45.7°F). The average precipitation is 856mm (33.7"), with October being the rainiest month.

Due to Bogotá's proximity to the equator and a high altitude of 8800 ft, there are no distinct seasons and hardly any experiences of extraordinarily high or low temperatures.

Winter is equal to the rainy season, and summer is equivalent to the dry season. Dry weather runs from December to February, while wet conditions are experienced in April, May, September, October, and November. These months are marked by low heavy overcast skies. Expect to find thin air and an intense UV light at this high elevation, but with few absolute sunny days.
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The climate of Bogotá is considered tropical. Consequently, there is no wrong time to visit this city. However, the dry seasons of December through March, July, and August are considered the best time of the year to visit Bogotá. These months have the least amount of precipitation, and therefore they are the busiest with tourists who come to experience the Bogotá Carnival and Carnival of White and Black held during this time. The average temperature during these months hangs approximately 14°C (57.2°F).

Considering there is no weatherwise bad season to visit Bogotá - if you are looking to explore the city quietly and bypass a large crowd of tourists, avoid January, April, and May, as they are the busiest month for tourism.

The city of Bogotá and Colombia, in general, are prone to perennial floods. Due to the country's equatorial climate, the frequent heavy rains, influenced by a condition known as El Niño and La Niña phenomena, bring a sequence of flash floods and landslides. Expect to find traffic chaos and streets and roads impassable - altered by the torrential downpour that leads to severe flooding and excessive water accumulation.

January is the driest and sunniest month of the year. It is also the month that receives the least amount of rainfall with precipitation averaging 50.8mm (2") of rain. Weather in January »

February is a somewhat dry time for Bogotá. The weather is reasonably dry, sunny, and influenced by a marine winter atmosphere. Weather in February »

Bogotá experiences moderately warm weather in March. It is the hottest month with an average daytime temperature at highs of 19°C (66.2°F). Weather in March »

April in Bogotá can be summed up as humid and mild. It is the second wettest month of the year, with precipitation averaging 111.8mm (4.4"). Weather in April »

Like in April, May in Bogotá also is a rainy month. Normal precipitation is at an average of 104.1mm (4.1"), regularly occurring throughout 21 days. Weather in May »

June in Bogotá is slightly dry with rain in between - on average, only 55.9mm (2.2") of rainfall is received for 18 to 22 days. Weather in June »

Daytime maximum heat can reach 18.1°C (64.6°F), while lows settle at a smooth 10°C (50°F). Night temperatures are a cool 7°C (44.6°F). Weather in July »

August is the third coolest month. While nights are a bit cold at 6°C (42.8°F), the daytime temperature is within the space of 16°C (60.8°F) high. Weather in August »

Sunlight hours total at 123 hours of sun for the month, which is a result of the sun being very low on the horizon or an intense cloud cover. Weather in September »

October signals everyone to be prepared for rain, hail, and thunderstorms. It is the wettest month of the year with over 144.8mm (5.7") of rainfall. Weather in October »

November can be summarized as warm and wet, accompanied by heavily overcast skies. Daytime temperature can climb as high as 19.1°C (66.4°F). Weather in November »

December is typically a dry season in Bogotá, with rainfall being experienced a few times. Precipitation is low at only 43.2mm (1.7") of rain. Weather in December »

Months with the longest days are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (Average daylight: 12h).
Months with shortest days are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (Average daylight: 12h).

The month with most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 5h).
The month with least sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 2.7h).

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).

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