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Weather in December in Colombia

Thinking about venturing to Colombia this December and curious about the weather conditions to expect? This page holds all the key information you seek, responding to your question:

What is the weather like in Colombia in December?

In December, Colombia experiences a range of weather conditions, with temperatures that range from moderate to very warm and precipitation levels ranging from moderate to heavy.

Temperatures

During the day the temperature is moderate in Ipiales at 17°C and very warm in Puerto Carreño at 33°C. As night falls, temperatures generally drop to 24°C in Puerto Carreño and 8°C in Ipiales.

Precipitation

In December, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate rainfall in Taganga with an average of 40 mm to heavy rainfall in Pereira with 986 mm.

Average sunshine

The city Bogotá usually sees around 138 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

To learn more about the conditions in specific areas of Colombia in December, check out the map below. For more details on the yearly weather, visit our Colombia climate page.

Where to go in Colombia in December

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Colombia on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations

What is the weather like in December for the 5 most popular destinations in Colombia?

Bogotá

In December Bogotá generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Bogotá
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
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sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
20°C 
11°C 
103 hours 
234 mm 
17 days 
21°C 
10°C 
138 hours 
185 mm 
12 days 
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21°C 
10°C 
156 hours 
169 mm 
8 days 
Climate in Bogotá

Cartagena

In December Cartagena generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Cartagena
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
30°C 
26°C 
188 hours 
207 mm 
12 days 
poor 
31°C 
26°C 
242 hours 
67 mm 
3 days 
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32°C 
25°C 
270 hours 
12 mm 
1 day 
Climate in Cartagena

Santa Marta

In December Santa Marta generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Santa Marta
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
29°C 
25°C 
220 hours 
218 mm 
8 days 
29°C 
25°C 
271 hours 
66 mm 
2 days 
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28°C 
25°C 
286 hours 
18 mm 
0 days 
Climate in Santa Marta

San Andrés

In December San Andrés generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

San Andrés
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
29°C 
26°C 
193 hours 
267 mm 
19 days 
poor 
29°C 
26°C 
209 hours 
125 mm 
17 days 
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28°C 
25°C 
247 hours 
69 mm 
14 days 
Climate in San Andrés

Medellín

In December Medellín generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Medellín
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maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
24°C 
14°C 
135 hours 
296 mm 
20 days 
poor 
24°C 
13°C 
152 hours 
194 mm 
14 days 
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25°C 
13°C 
169 hours 
136 mm 
11 days 
Climate in Medellín

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Colombia.

Is December the best time to visit Colombia?

Given the typically tolerable weather conditions in Bogotá, December might be a good time to visit Colombia. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

Generally speaking, June, July and August provide perfect weather in Bogotá. The weather in February, March, April, October and November, on the other hand, tends to be unpleasant.

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