Weather in Bogotá
Bogota is located on a high plateau in the Northern Andes Mountains. The city is 8661 feet above sea level (2640 meters) and has a subtropical highland climate which means it is cool during the day with average temperatures of 57°F during the day and 41°F at night. Summer months can produce temperatures in excess of 70°F during the day and winter months can produce below freezing temperatures at night. On average, temperatures in the Colombian capital remain relatively stable throughout the year as compared to more seasonal countries such as the USA, Europe and Australia.
Record High: 77 °F / March 1995
Record Low: 19 °F / February 2007
The winter months produce the most rainfall which occur in April, May, September, October and November. Summer months produce the least rainfall and occur in December, January, February and March. Average days in the city are cloudy and overcast with mild winds. Hailstorms are a common occurrence during the rainy months and can be quite severe at times. Early morning fog is common throughout the year. August is typically the warmest month with high winds and more sunny days on average than any other month.
- The weather can change dramatically throughout the day. Make sure to bring both warm and cool clothing. It also helps to have a backpack or “mochila” that you can store your cooler clothes in should the sun come out.
- Bring a good lightweight jacket with you that repels water. Lightweight gloves and a cap or toboggan is recommended as well for the cooler nights. Layered clothing is best as you can add or remove layers through the day as the temperature fluctuates from warm to cool/cold.
- Bring a good compact umbrella with you. It rains frequently in the Colombian capital.
- Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as it is a large city and it is not uncommon to walk several miles in a day as you go site-seeing.
Bogota Average Sunshine Graph