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Cayo de Agua, Los Roques, Venezuela. Author Márcio Cabral de Moura. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike
Cayo de Agua, Los Roques, Venezuela. Author Márcio Cabral de Moura

Venezuela climate: when to go to Venezuela

Venezuela’s climate varies a lot in relation to the altitude, the country presents a variety of climates ranging from tropical wet to the alpine. The temperature does not vary much, but the factor that causes the difference between the types of climate in addition to the altitude is the humidity.

The areas under 800 meters high have a tropical climate, with average temperatures ranging between 26°C and 28°C. The regions of the country which are between 800 and 2,000 meters enjoy a temperate climate, with temperatures ranging between 12°C and 25°C. Over 2,000 meters the climate is colder with annual average between 9°C to 11°C, in the areas higher than 3,000 meters, average temperatures are below 8°C with possibility of snow on the highest mountains.

The rainy season is during the months between May and November. The average annual rainfall along the coast varies between 430 mm of arid western coastal areas up to 1000 mm of Orinoco delta. In Caracas, the average annual rainfall is 750 mm. In mountainous areas the rains vary greatly depending of the trade winds, areas exposed to the north-east trade winds receive substantial rainfall.

Chinak-Meru Aponguao, Venezuela. Author Tony Jose Araujo. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Chinak-Meru Aponguao, Venezuela. Author Tony Jose Araujo

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 rainy months are those between late October and early December. Los Roques is not in the area affected by cyclones. Average temperatures range between 26°C in January and 28°C in September. Sea water temperatures are around 28°C throughout the year.

WHEN TO GO TO VENEZUELA

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

Caracas climate.

Margarita Island climate.

VENEZUELA CLIMATIC TABLES

CARACAS (900 metres)
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 metres)
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

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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