Weather in December in Colombia

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in December in Colombia. Is this month a good time to go to Colombia? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Colombia in December?

The weather in Colombia in December ranges from poor to perfect depending on the destination.

During December in Colombia, the temperature ranges from high in Cartago with 29°C (84°F) to very high temperatures in Valledupar with 35°C (96°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 24°C (74°F) in Valledupar and 19°C (66°F) in Cartago.

Precipitation in December ranges from high in Cartago with an average of 110mm (4.3inch) rainfall to heavy in Quibdó with 588mm (23inch). It is also generally a moderate sunny month with an average of 138 hours of sunshine in Bogotá during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Colombia.

Where to go in Colombia in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Colombia on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Colombia

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

Average weather in Bogotá

In December Bogotá generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (46°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Bogotá
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
20°C / 67°F 
9°C / 49°F 
103 hours 
126mm / 5inch 
16 days 
20°C / 68°F 
8°C / 46°F 
138 hours 
79mm / 3.1inch 
11 days 
January   >> January
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20°C / 68°F 
8°C / 46°F 
156 hours 
51mm / 2inch 
9 days 
Climate in Bogotá

Average weather in Cartagena

In December Cartagena generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (76°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Cartagena
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
26°C / 78°F 
188 hours 
158mm / 6.2inch 
12 days 
31°C / 87°F 
25°C / 76°F 
242 hours 
52mm / 2inch 
3 days 
January   >> January
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31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
270 hours 
2mm / 0.1inch 
0 days 
Climate in Cartagena

Average weather in Santa Marta

In December Santa Marta generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (70°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Santa Marta
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
32°C / 90°F 
23°C / 73°F 
220 hours 
64mm / 2.5inch 
8 days 
33°C / 91°F 
21°C / 70°F 
271 hours 
16mm / 0.6inch 
2 days 
January   >> January
>>  
33°C / 91°F 
22°C / 72°F 
286 hours 
4mm / 0.2inch 
0 days 
Climate in Santa Marta

Average weather in San Andrés

In December San Andrés generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

San Andrés
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
29°C / 84°F 
25°C / 77°F 
193 hours 
296mm / 12inch 
poor 
29°C / 84°F 
24°C / 75°F 
209 hours 
173mm / 6.8inch 
January   >> January
>>  
28°C / 82°F 
24°C / 75°F 
247 hours 
95mm / 3.7inch 
Climate in San Andrés

Average weather in Medellín

In December Medellín generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C (81°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C (63°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Medellín
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
27°C / 81°F 
17°C / 63°F 
135 hours 
145mm / 5.7inch 
21 days 
27°C / 81°F 
17°C / 63°F 
152 hours 
105mm / 4.1inch 
15 days 
January   >> January
>>  
28°C / 82°F 
17°C / 63°F 
169 hours 
62mm / 2.4inch 
11 days 
Climate in Medellín

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Is December the best time to go to Colombia?

In our opinion December is one of the best times to visit Colombia with commonly perfect weather in Bogotá. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Colombia is in January, February and December with generally perfect weather in Bogotá. The worst month is May that can have tolerable weather conditions.

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