Colombia weather in May

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

The weather conditions in Colombia in May vary from poor to pleasant depending on the destination.

During May in Colombia, the average maximum temperature varies from moderate in Dosquebradas with 17°C (63°F) to very high in Sincelejo with 33°C (91°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 24°C (75°F) in Sincelejo and 9°C (48°F) in Dosquebradas.

Precipitation in May varies from high in Paipa with an average of 118mm (4.7 inches) of rainfall to heavy in Nuquí with 606mm (24 inches). It is also generally a less sunny time of year with an average of 83 hours of sunshine in Bogotá during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to discover more about the various weather conditions around Colombia.

Where to go in Colombia in May

Find the average weather conditions in May 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 / 3.5inches a month).

Popular destinations in Colombia

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

Average weather in Bogotá

In May Bogotá generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C (66°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C (51°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
<<   April April
<<  
19°C / 66°F 
11°C / 51°F 
88 hours 
162mm / 6.4" 
20 days 
19°C / 66°F 
10°C / 51°F 
83 hours 
191mm / 7.5" 
23 days 
June   >> June
>>  
18°C / 64°F 
10°C / 50°F 
94 hours 
191mm / 7.5" 
24 days 
Climate in Bogotá

Average weather in Cartagena

In May Cartagena generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
<<   April April
<<  
33°C / 92°F 
24°C / 74°F 
209 hours 
72mm / 2.8" 
4 days 
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
192 hours 
171mm / 6.7" 
10 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
190 hours 
112mm / 4.4" 
10 days 
Climate in Cartagena

Average weather in Santa Marta

In May Santa Marta generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 18°C (65°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
<<   April April
<<  
28°C / 82°F 
18°C / 65°F 
230 hours 
110mm / 4.3" 
6 days 
28°C / 82°F 
18°C / 65°F 
225 hours 
245mm / 9.6" 
10 days 
June   >> June
>>  
28°C / 82°F 
19°C / 65°F 
230 hours 
115mm / 4.5" 
9 days 
Climate in Santa Marta

Average weather in San Andrés

In May San Andrés generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (83°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 27°C (80°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

San Andrés
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
28°C / 82°F 
26°C / 79°F 
271 hours 
123mm / 4.8" 
9 days 
28°C / 83°F 
27°C / 80°F 
253 hours 
229mm / 9" 
16 days 
June   >> June
>>  
28°C / 83°F 
27°C / 80°F 
178 hours 
354mm / 14" 
21 days 
poor 
Climate in San Andrés

Average weather in Medellín

In May Medellín generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C (74°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (59°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor 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
<<   April April
<<  
24°C / 74°F 
15°C / 59°F 
123 hours 
271mm / 11" 
19 days 
poor 
24°C / 74°F 
15°C / 59°F 
140 hours 
342mm / 13" 
23 days 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
24°C / 75°F 
15°C / 59°F 
165 hours 
204mm / 8" 
17 days 
Climate in Medellín

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Is May the best time to go to Colombia?

In our opinion May is not the best time to visit Colombia with commonly unpleasant weather in Bogotá.

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

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