It’s not called “The City of Eternal Spring” for nothing. Medellín is a captivating city, not only because of its pleasant weather which gravitates around 24°C (75.2°F), but also for the kindness of the people, the delicious food and the spiciness of the locals.
The weather is one of the many benefits this city brings given its comfortable and year-round consistent climate due to its closeness to the equator with an elevation of about 1500 meters (4,900 ft). Paired up with two rainy seasons a year where it can rain more than 21 days a month, this city has and enjoyable combination of temperatures that range from 16° to 28°.
The city’s weather qualifies as ‘tropical rainforest’, bordering on subtropical highland, but because of its elevation, its not as warm as other cities in South America that are in the same latitude. Precipitations are abundant (around 1.650mm) and they concentrate on the months from May to June and August to November. The humidity level is high all year round, even in the least rainy months like January and February. During the wet seasons, dark rain clouds tend to build up in the south and travel north through the “Valle de Aburrá” and can result in strong rainfall and thunderstorms.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE PER MONTH:
- January – 16°C / 61°F
- February – 17°C / 63°F
- March – 17°C / 63°F
- April – 17°C / 63°F
- May – 17°C / 63°F
- June – 17°C / 63°F
- July – 16°C / 61°F
- August – 16° / 61°F
- September – 17°C
- October – 16°C / 61°F
- November – 16°C / 61°F
- December – 16°C / 61°F
DRIEST PERIOD: December to February
WARMEST MONTH: July
COOLEST MONTH: September
WETTEST MONTH: October
Month with highest average low temperature is April (17.4°C).
Coldest months (with lowest average low temperature) are July and September (16.5°C).
Month with highest relative humidity is November (73%).
Month with lowest relative humidity is July (63%).
Wettest month (with highest rainfall) is October (221mm).
The weather in Medellín, its mountainous landscape, its spectacular panoramic views and its outdoor green spaces make city tours and walks a spectacular experience. Places like the Jardín Botánico and the Parque de los Pies Descalzos gives you the opportunity to have fun and enjoy the green outdoors in the middle of the city! So, what are you waiting for?