The climate of Bogota (Colombia)
Bogota is the capital of Columbia, a country located in the
northwestern part of the South American continent. Just like most
American cities Bogota was built in a grid pattern. This makes it
fairly easy for tourists to get their bearings in this metropolis.
Bogota is located at an altitude of 2,600 meters above sea level in
the Andes, on a plateau which is surrounded by mountains. Because
the city is located at such a high altitude it doesn’t have a
tropical climate, which you would expect so close to the equator.
Bogota has a moderate maritime climate (type Cfb). The climate can
be characterized as such because during the warmest month the
average 24 hour temperature remains below 22 degrees Celsius (72
degrees Fahrenheit). Average maximum temperatures are between 18-20
degrees Celsius (64-68 degrees Fahrenheit) all year round. Average
minimum temperatures are between 5-8 degrees Celsius (41-45 degrees
Fahrenheit). From December until February subzero temperatures may
occur. Bogota gets 824 millimeters of annual precipitation and more
than 1,650 hours of annual sunshine. (long term averages).
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Bogota:
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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