Cartagena de Indias has a typically tropical climate, warm all year round with minimal changes in seasonal temperatures. Seasonal differences will have only according to the quantity of rain that falls, and not according to the temperature.
Based on the rainfall we can distinguish two seasons, a hot and dry period between December and April, where practically almost never rains. In these five months the rainy days are, in fact, on total, only 8 days. While, between May and November, Cartagena has the rainy season. This is a hot and humid season: in those months the rainy days are, on average 90. The wettest month of the year is October.
The amount of the annual precipitation falling in Cartagena de Indias is a little more than 1,000 mm, for a total of 98 days of rain. The hours of sunshine in this city of the Colombian Caribbean are more than 2,600 per year.
The average maximum temperature of Cartagena de Indias are all year around 30 ° C / 31 ° C, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 23 ° C and 25 ° C. The humidity is always very high and is stable at around 80% throughout the year. The winds blow especially in the late afternoon and when they do, they bring refreshment.
The sea water temperature in Cartagena de Indias varies between 27 ° C and 29 ° C.
WHEN TO GO TO CARTAGENA DE INDIAS
The best time for a trip to Cartagena de Indias are the driest months between December and April.
CARTAGENA DE INDIAS CLIMATIC TABLES
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