Weather in May in Colombia

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are 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 in Colombia in May ranges from poor to perfect depending on the destination.

May has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from moderate in Ipiales with 16°C (60°F) to very warm temperatures in Valledupar with 36°C (96°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 24°C (76°F) in Valledupar and 6°C (43°F) in Ipiales.

Precipitation ranges from low in Capurganá with 22mm (0.9inch) rainfall to heavy in Quibdó with 782mm (31inch) rainfall. In general it is also a dark month with an average of 83 hours of sunshine in Bogotá during the whole month.

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 / 3.5inch 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 moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C (66°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C (49°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
<<  
20°C / 68°F 
10°C / 49°F 
88 hours 
133mm / 5.2inch 
18 days 
19°C / 66°F 
10°C / 49°F 
83 hours 
120mm / 4.7inch 
19 days 
June   >> June
>>  
19°C / 67°F 
10°C / 49°F 
94 hours 
57mm / 2.2inch 
17 days 
Climate in Bogotá

Average weather in Cartagena

In May Cartagena generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C (79°F) and high 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
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
26°C / 78°F 
209 hours 
23mm / 0.9inch 
4 days 
32°C / 89°F 
26°C / 79°F 
192 hours 
122mm / 4.8inch 
12 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
26°C / 79°F 
190 hours 
102mm / 4inch 
11 days 
Climate in Cartagena

Average weather in Santa Marta

In May Santa Marta generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C (78°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
<<  
34°C / 92°F 
25°C / 78°F 
230 hours 
15mm / 0.6inch 
3 days 
33°C / 91°F 
26°C / 78°F 
225 hours 
55mm / 2.2inch 
7 days 
June   >> June
>>  
33°C / 91°F 
25°C / 77°F 
230 hours 
61mm / 2.4inch 
9 days 
Climate in Santa Marta

Average weather in San Andrés

In May San Andrés generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (77°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

San Andrés
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
29°C / 84°F 
25°C / 77°F 
271 hours 
36mm / 1.4inch 
30°C / 86°F 
25°C / 77°F 
253 hours 
121mm / 4.8inch 
June   >> June
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
25°C / 77°F 
178 hours 
224mm / 8.8inch 
poor 
Climate in San Andrés

Average weather in Medellín

In May Medellín generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 18°C (64°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
<<  
28°C / 82°F 
18°C / 64°F 
123 hours 
168mm / 6.6inch 
23 days 
28°C / 82°F 
18°C / 64°F 
140 hours 
215mm / 8.5inch 
23 days 
June   >> June
>>  
28°C / 83°F 
17°C / 63°F 
165 hours 
148mm / 5.8inch 
18 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 tolerable weather in Bogotá.

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

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