The city of Caracas – Venezuela’s capital – is located in a valley at about 900 meters high above sea level in the mountains of the Cordillera de la Costa. Because of its location at high altitude the climate of Caracas is tropical of altitude with mild and stable temperatures in every season of the year with two distinct seasons based on rainfall. The climate is mild and temperate with an average annual temperature of 21.1 ° C.
The average maximum temperature reached the highest value in April with 28.3 ° C, and the lowest value of 25.5 ° C in the months of January, July and December. Even the average minimum temperatures undergo a few oscillations during the year, they vary between 14.8 ° C in the coldest month – January – and 18.3 ° C in the month of September which is the hottest. Caracas has an annual average of 2,506 hours of sunshine annually.
The rainy season runs from May to November, while the dry season runs from December to April. The rainfall is particularly intense between June and October. Caracas has an average of 142 rainy days per year. The city receives each year a little more than 900 mm of rain. The month in which the most amount of rain falls is June, with 134 mm, which is also, together with July, the one with the most rainy days, a total of 19 days of rain per month. The driest month is March, with only 11 mm of precipitation and 3 days of rain. The humidity is fairly constant throughout the year, the annual average is 74.5%, it varies between 73% in March and 76.3% in April. Fog is quite common in the months of December, January and February.
WHEN TO GO TO CARACAS
The best time to visit the city of Caracas is the dry season between December and April, when the rains are more rare.
CARACAS CLIMATE TABLES
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