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Bogota

C
32 F
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Cucuta

C
32 F
Cucuta weather

Cartagena

C
32 F
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Cali

C
32 F
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Medellin

C
32 F
Medellin weather

Weather forecast in Colombia

Colombia longterm forecast

The striking variety in temperature and precipitation results principally from differences in elevation. Temperatures range from very hot at sea level to relatively cold at higher elevations but vary little with the season. At Bogot, for example, the average annual temperature is 15 C (59 F), and the difference between the average of the coldest and the warmest months is less than 1 C (1.8 F). More significant, however, is the daily variation in temperature, from 5 C (41 F) at night to 17 C (62.6 F) during the day.

Colombians customarily describe their country in terms of the climatic zones: the area under 900 meters (2,953 ft) in elevation is called the hot zone (tierra caliente), elevations between 900 and 1,980 meters (2,953 and 6,496 ft) are the temperate zone (tierra templada), and elevations from 1,980 meters (6,496 ft) to about 3,500 meters (11,483 ft) constitute the cold zone (tierra fra). The upper limit of the cold zone marks the tree line and the approximate limit of human habitation. The treeless regions adjacent to the cold zone and extending to approximately 4,500 meters (14,764 ft) are high, bleak areas (usually referred to as the pramos), above which begins the area of permanent snow (nevado).

About 86% of the country's total area lies in the hot zone. Included in the hot zone and interrupting the temperate area of the Andean highlands are the long and narrow extension of the Magdalena Valley and a small extension in the Cauca Valley. Temperatures, depending on elevation, vary between 24 and 38 C (75.2 and 100.4 F), and there are alternating dry and wet seasons corresponding to summer and winter, respectively. Breezes on the Caribbean coast, however, reduce both heat and precipitation.

The cold or cool zone constitutes about 6% of the total area, including some of the most densely populated plateaus and terraces of the Colombian Andes; this zone supports about onefourth of the country's total population. The mean temperature ranges between 10 and 19 C (50 and 66.2 F), and the wet seasons occur in April and May and from September to December, as in the high elevations of the temperate zone.

source: wikipedia / Colombia weather