Climate and Average Weather in Venezuela

Due to its location just above the equator and the many elevation changes Venezuela experiences a mix of different climate types. Ranging from a tropical rain forest climate in the northeast to a desert and maritime climates in the southwest. Mountainous areas are significantly cooler.

Temperatures in the lowlands and coastal areas of Venezuela range between 25 to 34 degrees Celsius (77 - 93° F) during the day and 16 to 24 degrees (61 - 75° F) during the night. In the mountains and high plains it can get cooler with, for example in the popular city of Mérida, a fairly constant average daytime temperature ranges from 19-24 degrees (66 - 75° F).

Venezuela has areas with relatively little precipitation, such as the extreme northeast. The wettest areas can be found in the northeast in the Orinoco Delta and south and southwest of the Highlands of Guyana. Most wet areas have a rainy season that runs from May or June through October or November. This period is called the rainy season, wet season or winter. This means the name winter refers to the amount of precipitation within a month and not to the position of the sun.

The islands off the coast of Venezuela have no real wet or dry season. For example the island of Isla Margarita shows a fairly even pattern of precipitation throughout the year, with a slight increase in the months of November, December and January.

Although Venezuela shows quite a few differences in weather types, there is also a commonality. The first months of the year are drier than the other months. In some places, the dry season begins as early as November, while in others it does not begin until early January. The best travel time to consider for almost all of Venezuela is therefor from January to mid-March.

We encourage you to visit our monthly pages for a comprehensive overview of the weather for each month. Or select lower on the page a city or region you would like to travel to.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperatures over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

Places in Venezuela

Select a city to see its average temperature, precipitation and hours of sunshine over the year.