Bogota sees most of its rainfall during the summer months, even though it can rain here during any month of the year. Primarily, however, April and May usually have the highest amounts of rain, with June and July following. December, January and February are traditionally the months when it rains the least.

The climate in all of Colombia can be considered “tropical,” but the weather is not always consistent year after year. Due to “El Nino” and “La Nina,” the weather can go through great changes from one year to the next – being extremely rainy one year, and relatively dry the next.

Part of Colombia lies to the north of the equator and part of Colombia lies to the south of the equator. Bogotá is on the north side. The closer to the equator, the hotter and more tropical the climate can be. Also, in the regions of higher elevation, the weather is much more variable.

The best time of year to travel to Bogotá is probably during the months of December, January, February and March. These are the months when the weather is driest. However, there is no guarantee of either completely good or completely bad weather at any point during the year.

Regardless of the time of the year, you can expect a low in the mid 40's and a high in the mid 60's in Bogota. The city receives a considerable amount of rain during the year, and due to its elevation (8800ft) above sea level it never sees very high temperatures. The driest months are Dec, Jan and Feb. However weather patterns are constantly changing and in Bogota rain is always a possibility. Due to its proximity to the equator, there are no seasons in the city and daylight changes marginally during the year. A tip for Bogota travelers, bring a raincoat and an umbrella.