Cartagena weather in August (Bolivar, Colombia)

How is the weather in Cartagena in August? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In August, Cartagena generally has very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 31°C. But by evening, they drop to around 26°C. Keep in mind, these temperatures are averages, and some days might be even warmer. Dress suitably to manage the heat.

Cartagena in August falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 180 mm for the month. Typically around 14 days of rainfall is expected.

With around 198 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, January, February and March typically offer the best circumstances. While September, October and November tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Cartagena climate page with graphs.

 

Cartagena, monthly averages in August

Min Temperature 26°C  
Max Temperature 31°C  
Chance of Rain 45%  
Precipitation 180 mm  
Rainy days 14 days  
Humidity 82%  
Sunshine 198 hours  
Percentage Sunshine 51%  

Where to go in Colombia in August

Find out more about the weather in Colombia in August and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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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).

So, what should you wear in Cartagena in August?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in August.

Swimming
7/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
7/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

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