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    Colombia - Northwest coast

    Cartagena weather and climate

    Colombia - Northwest coast

    Cartagena weather and climate

     

    Day

    32 °C

     

    Night

    25 °C

     

    Sea

    29 °C

     

    Precipitation

    111 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    10 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    6 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    82 %

     

    Day

    32 °C

     

    Night

    25 °C

     

    Sea

    29 °C

     

    Precipitation

    111 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    10 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    6 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    82 %

    Overview: Cartagena
    Cartagena (Colombia) is a place with a tropical climate. The day temperatures range from 31 °C (88 °F) in November to 32 °C (90 °F) in July. Temperatures during the night go from 23 °C (74 °F) in January to 25 °C (77 °F) in June. The least rainy month in Cartagena is February with its 1 day of rain, the rainiest month is October, when it rains 13 days. Sea temperatures are in the following range: 27 °C (80 °F) in March to 29 °C (85 °F) in June.

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    Last week's weather in Cartagena

    The week of 15 July 2024 - 21 July 2024 had an average daily temperature of 33 °C (91 °F) and a minimum (nighttime) temperature of 26 °C (79 °F). The current temperatures are roughly same as the long-term average for Cartagena, with the daily and nighttime temperatures being 32 °C (90 °F) and 24 °C (75 °F), respectively. On average, the temperatures during various times of day (in local time) were recorded as: 7am 28 °C (82 °F), 10am 33 °C (91 °F), 1pm 32 °C (90 °F), 4pm 31 °C (88 °F), 7pm 29 °C (84 °F), 10pm 28 °C (82 °F).

    The week had 3 days without rain, 3 days with light rain and 1 day with moderate rain. During the whole week, total of 17 mm (0.67 in) of precipitation was observed, which is slightly below the long term average for Cartagena, which is 24 mm (0.94 in). On average, the cloud coverage during daylight hours (from dawn to dusk) was 23 %.

    Average speed of wind was 2.8 m/s. The most common wind direction(s) was North. The air pressure varied between 1006 hpa and 1013 hpa. On average, the air humidity in Cartagena was 81 %.

    During the daytime (from dawn to dusk), there were in average: 8.5 hours clear skies, 3 hours partially overcast skies and 1.5 hours rainy weather. On average, the time of sunrise was 05:48, and the time of sunset was 18:27.

    Weather overview for Cartagena

    Weather overview

    Cartagena (Colombia) is a place with a tropical climate. The day temperatures range from 31 °C (88 °F) in November to 32 °C (90 °F) in July. Temperatures during the night go from 23 °C (74 °F) in January to 25 °C (77 °F) in June. The least rainy month in Cartagena is February with its 1 day of rain, the rainiest month is October, when it rains 13 days. Sea temperatures are in the following range: 27 °C (80 °F) in March to 29 °C (85 °F) in June.

    January weather

    The descent of the sea temperature can be observed, with its value being 27 °C (81 °F) in Cartagena, while the minimum of the night temperature can be noticed in this month. The descent of the number of rainy days can be observed, with its value of 1 day, while the rainfall amount is on its minimum, with its value of 8 mm (0.33 in). The ongoing dry season is noticeable. The maximum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be noticed, with its value of 8 hours.

    February weather

    The number of rainy days is on its minimum, its value is 1 day in Cartagena. The dry season is close to its peak.

    March weather

    The minimum of the sea temperature can be noticed, with its value of 27 °C (80 °F) in Cartagena, while the night temperature starts to rise in this month. The dry season is close to its peak. The maximum of the wind speed can be noticed, with its value of 5. The minimum of the humidity is observable, with its value being 78 %. The beginning of the descent of the number of sun hours (without clouds) could be noticed, the value of this measure is 7 hours.

    April weather

    The number of rainy days rise's start could be observed, its value is 4 days in Cartagena, and the rainfall amount starts to rise too, its value is 45 mm (1.78 in). The dry season continues. The night temperature rises similarly to the previous month, the value of this measure is 25 °C (76 °F). The number of sun hours (without clouds) continues to descent, with its value being 7 hours.

    May weather

    The number of rainy days continues to rise, with its value of 8 days in Cartagena, and the rise of the rainfall amount can be observed too, its value is 102 mm (4.02 in). The beginning of the rise of the sea temperature could be noticed in this month. The descent of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be observed, its value is 6 hours.

    June weather

    The number of rainy days rises similarly to the previous month, with its value being 10 days in Cartagena, and the rise of the rainfall amount can be observed too, the value of this measure is 119 mm (4.68 in). The maximum of the sea temperature can be noticed, with its value being 29 °C (85 °F), and the maximum of the night temperature can be noticed too, its value is 25 °C (77 °F). The day length is on its maximum, the value of this measure is 13 hours.

    July weather

    The maximum of the day temperature can be noticed, its value is 32 °C (90 °F) in Cartagena. The beginning of the rise of the number of sun hours (without clouds) could be noticed, with its value being 7 hours. The beginning of the descent of the rainfall amount could be noticed, its value is 104 mm (4.11 in).

    August weather

    The rainfall amount starts to rise, with its value being 111 mm (4.38 in) in Cartagena, and the number of rainy days rise's start could be observed as well, with its value being 10 days. The beginning of the descent of the number of sun hours (without clouds) could be noticed, with its value of 6 hours.

    September weather

    The number of rainy days continues to rise, with its value being 11 days in Cartagena, and the rise of the rainfall amount can be observed too, with its value being 136 mm (5.34 in). The number of sun hours (without clouds) continues to descent, with its value of 6 hours.

    October weather

    The day temperature descent's start could be observed in October in Cartagena. The number of rainy days is on its maximum, the value of this measure is 13 days, and the maximum of the rainfall amount is observable too, with its value of 172 mm (6.79 in). The number of sun hours (without clouds) reaches its minimum in this month. The maximum of the humidity is observable, the value of this measure is 83 %. The minimum of the wind speed is observable, with its value of 3.

    November weather

    The minimum of the day temperature can be noticed in November in Cartagena. The beginning of the descent of the rainfall amount could be noticed, and the number of rainy days starts to descent as well, the value of this measure is 9 days. The number of sun hours (without clouds) starts to rise.

    December weather

    The number of rainy days descents similarly to the previous month, the value of this measure is 3 days in Cartagena, and the rainfall amount continues to descent as well, with its value being 54 mm (2.12 in). The sea temperature descent's start could be observed, its value is 28 °C (83 °F), and the beginning of the descent of the night temperature could be noticed too in December. The number of sun hours (without clouds) rises similarly to the previous month, the value of this measure is 7 hours. The minimum of the day length is observable, with its value being 11 hours.

    FAQs

    What is the sea temperature in Cartagena in January?

    In January in Cartagena expect the sea to be warm at 27 °C (81 °F). Seems like an ideal temperature for swimming, you can stay in the sea for a long time and enjoy it as well.

    Are there good conditions to visit in February in Cartagena?

    In Cartagena in February, there are ideal conditions for a vacation. The temperature during the day will be nice 32 °C (89 °F). The seawater temperature reaches ideal 27 °C (81 °F). At night, temperatures hover around a pleasant 23 °C (74 °F). There are only 1 day of rain in the whole month, so you can leave your umbrella at home.

    Is it hot in Cartagena in March?

    In Cartagena in March, you will enjoy nice warm weather, but it will also be pleasant and you probably won't feel hot.

    Is April part of the wet season in Cartagena?

    No, there is no wet season in Cartagena in April - you can expect 4 days of rain during the month.

    What is the average number of rainy days in Cartagena in May?

    In Cartagena in May, we can expect 8 days to be rainy, that is, days when precipitation exceeds 2 mm (0.08 in). Converted to days of the week, this means that it will occur on an average of 1.9 days of the week, or in general - 27 % days.

    How many hours of sun to expect in Cartagena in June?

    There is an average length of sunshine of 6 hours per day in June in Cartagena.

    Is July part of the dry season in Cartagena?

    No, July is not a dry month in Cartagena, expect rain approximately 9 days in a month.

    How windy is Cartagena in August?

    In August in Cartagena, there will be an average wind scale of 3.

    How humid is Cartagena in September?

    Humidity in Cartagena in September is 83 %. This humidity is rather above average, but except for sensitive individuals, it should not be a problem.

    What is the night temperature in Cartagena in November?

    The average night temperature in November in Cartagena is 25 °C (76 °F). A very pleasant temperature for long evening walks, fun over a drink outside, or doing sports in the morning. If possible, look for a hotel with air conditioning.

    What temperature can I expect during the day in December in Cartagena?

    In Cartagena in December, the average daily temperatures will be 31 °C (89 °F). The great temperature for lying by the sea or pool and sunbathing, everywhere else you will probably be a bit hot. Don't forget to drink during the day, in these temperatures you should hydrate yourself a lot.

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