Colombia Climate & Weather
Colombia Climate and Weather
The climate of Colombia is tropical, marked by a great deal of wet weather. It is generally wet all year round in Colombia and there is always the chance of rain, although there is also plenty of sunshine. Being close to the equator, the low coastal areas of Colombia have high temperatures and high humidity, with little seasonal variation during the year. Rainfall on the coast averages 40 inches (1,000mm) per annum.
In the interior the altitude of the mountains ensures cooler conditions which are also influenced by prevailing winds and the topography, while the coastal cities have a year-round average temperature of 70 to 80°F (23 to 32°C) during the day and become significantly colder during the night. The best time to visit Colombia is between December and March when it rains least. This is the peak tourist season, however, and prices rise accordingly.
Off-peak season, from August to September, when it is less crowded and expensive, is often preferable. It is best to avoid May to July and October to November as this is when the rainfall is heaviest.
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