Located at the north of the continent of South America, Colombia enjoys a tropical climate in most of its regions. Temperatures can change depending on different geographical and geological factors, for example, the Caribbean coast has a warm and humid climate whereas the Andes, in the center of the country, has a dry, fresh, mountain climate.
Colombia has 5 different natural regions:
Caribbean, Andes, Pacific, Orinoco and Amazon, hence the acronym CAPOA.
Of course, these regions show a different landscape from the Amazon rainforest to the Andes snow covered peaks to the desert plains of the Guajira peninsula on the Caribbean coast.
Due to its proximity with the Equator line, the temperatures in Colombia do not change much from January to December, however the temperature can drop at night in places of altitude, so be sure to wrap up warm!
Bogota, located at 2600 meters of altitude, has an average temperature of 14 degrees Celsius all year long, the lowest being 7° or 8° and can reach 21° or 22°.
Cartagena, on the Atlantic coast, has a warmer and more humid climate. In this city, just like in any part of the country, the thermometer shows almost the same temperature all year long, from 25° to 30° and a humidity around 90%.
There are only 2 seasons in Colombia: Winter (rainy season), from April till May and from October to November, and Summer (dry season), starting December until the end of January and during the months of July and August. The rainfall can vary depending on the region; the Pacific coast is rainier than the Andes and the rainy seasons are different again in the Amazon compared to the Guajira peninsula. That’s why, depending on the region visited, one can visit Colombia at any season of the year and enjoy a warm and dry climate.
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