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The climate of Venezuela: when to go to Venezuela

The climate of Venezuela varies greatly in relation to altitude, the country has a series of climates that vary from humid tropical to alpine. Temperatures do not vary much, but the factor that causes the difference between the types of climate in addition to altitude is humidity.

The areas below 800 meters above sea level have a tropical climate, with average temperatures ranging between 26 ° C and 28 ° C. The regions of the country that are between 800 and 2,000 meters enjoy a temperate climate, with temperatures ranging between 12 ° C and 25 ° C. Above 2,000 meters the climate is colder with annual averages between 9 ° C and 11 ° C, higher above 3,000 meters the average temperatures are below 8 ° C with the possibility of snowfall on the highest mountains.

THE PRECIPITATIONS

The rainy season occurs in the months between May and November. The average annual rainfall along the coast varies between 430 mm in the arid western coastal areas up to 1,000 mm in the Orinoco delta. In Caracas the annual average rainfall is about 900 mm. While in mountain areas, the rains vary greatly depending on the exposure to the trade winds, the areas exposed to the trade winds of the north-east receive considerable rainfall.

In the archipelago of Los Roques the trade winds blow throughout the year, but are more intense between January and July, the climate is very dry, the relatively rainiest months are those between the end of October and the beginning of December. Los Roques is not located in the area affected by cyclones. Average temperatures vary between 26 ° C in January and 28 ° C in September. The sea water is around 28 ° C throughout the year. The archipelago of Los Roques can be visited at any time of the year.

WHEN TO GO TO VENEZUELA

The best time to visit Venezuela is the dry season between December and April. Salto Angel is more beautiful because it has a greater flow of water during the rainy season.

Caracas climate.

Margarita Island climate.

THE CLIMATE OF VENEZUELA: CLIMATIC TABLES

CARACAS (900 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 15,9 23,3 15,3  6
February 15,8 23,6 13,2  4
March 16,0 24,3 11,4  3
April 17,5 25,0 59,2  7
May 18,2 25,8 81,7  13
June 18,1 26,0 134,1  19
July 17,9 25,5 118,4  19
August 18,1 25,8 123,8  18
September 18,3 25,5 115,4  15
October 18,4 25,2 126,3  15
November 18,0 24,6 72,6  13
December 16,5 23,8 41,4  10
YEAR 17,4 24,9 912,8  142

CIUDAD BOLIVAR (54 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 22,8 32,3 21,7  3,9
February 22,7 33,2 13,3  2,3
March 23,5 34,3 8,9  1,6
April 24,0 35,0 26,8  2,4
May 24,3 34,4 102,3  9,0
June 23,7 32,7 165,1  15,3
July 23,4 32,4 183,2  14,9
August 23,8 32,9 160,1  11,8
September 24,0 33,6 95,7  8,2
October 24,1 33,6 97,3  7,4
November 24,1 33,4 61,7  6,2
December 23,4 32,5 40,9  6,3
YEAR 23,7 33,4 977,0  89,3

THE CLIMATE OF VENEZUELA: TEMPERATURE OF SEA WATER

MARGARITA ISLAND
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 26
February 25
March 25
April 26
May 26
June 27
July 27
August 28
September 28
October 28
November 28
December 26

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