Weather in January in Colombia

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in January 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 January?

The weather conditions in Colombia in January range from poor to perfect depending on the destination.

During January in Colombia, the average temperature ranges from high in Cartago with 29°C (84°F) to very high in Valledupar with 37°C (98°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 24°C (75°F) in Valledupar and 19°C (66°F) in Cartago.

Precipitation in January ranges from moderate in Cartago with an average of 84mm (3.3inch) rainfall to heavy in Quibdó with 558mm (22inch). It is also generally a moderate sunny month with an average of 156 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 January

Find the average weather conditions in January 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 January for the 5 most popular destinations in Colombia?

Average weather in Bogotá

In January 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 / 68°F 
8°C / 46°F 
138 hours 
79mm / 3.1inch 
11 days 
20°C / 68°F 
8°C / 46°F 
156 hours 
51mm / 2inch 
9 days 
20°C / 69°F 
9°C / 47°F 
128 hours 
67mm / 2.6inch 
12 days 
Climate in Bogotá

Average weather in Cartagena

In January Cartagena generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and almost non monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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 / 87°F 
25°C / 76°F 
242 hours 
52mm / 2inch 
3 days 
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
270 hours 
2mm / 0.1inch 
0 days 
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 76°F 
242 hours 
0.5mm / 0inch 
0 days 
Climate in Cartagena

Average weather in Santa Marta

In January Santa Marta generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and almost non 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
33°C / 91°F 
21°C / 70°F 
271 hours 
16mm / 0.6inch 
2 days 
33°C / 91°F 
22°C / 72°F 
286 hours 
4mm / 0.2inch 
0 days 
34°C / 92°F 
23°C / 74°F 
250 hours 
3mm / 0.1inch 
1 day 
Climate in Santa Marta

Average weather in San Andrés

In January San Andrés generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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 
24°C / 75°F 
209 hours 
173mm / 6.8inch 
28°C / 82°F 
24°C / 75°F 
247 hours 
95mm / 3.7inch 
28°C / 82°F 
24°C / 75°F 
237 hours 
41mm / 1.6inch 
Climate in San Andrés

Average weather in Medellín

In January Medellín generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C (63°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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 
152 hours 
105mm / 4.1inch 
15 days 
28°C / 82°F 
17°C / 63°F 
169 hours 
62mm / 2.4inch 
11 days 
28°C / 83°F 
18°C / 64°F 
151 hours 
80mm / 3.1inch 
12 days 
Climate in Medellín

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

Is January the best time to go to Colombia?

In our opinion January is one of the best times to visit Colombia with commonly perfect weather in Bogotá.

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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