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Climate in Colombia: the weather for Bogotá this January 13

Don’t let the weather take you by surprise, This is the prediction for the next hours of this Friday in Bogotá, Colombia.

The weather for this Friday in Bogotá will reach 20 degrees, while the minimum temperature it will be 9 degrees. The UV index forecast is 7.

As for the rain rainfall forecast for said city it will be 59%, with a cloudiness of 87%, during the day; and 25%, with a cloudiness of 92%, throughout the night.

Meanwhile, the gusts of wind will reach 32 kilometers per hour during the day and 15 kilometers per hour at night.

What is the weather like in Bogota?

Being located in the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia, that is, in the Andean zone of the country, the Colombian capital has a mainly cold and dry climate.

The Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) says that Bogota has a average temperature of 13.1 degrees Celsius.

Over the course of the day, the maximum temperature it oscillates between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius; while at night, the low temperature decreases between 8 and 10 degrees Celsius.

However, at the beginning of the year, temperatures can drop to minus 5 degrees Celsius.

Bogota has two marked rainy seasons: from March to June and from September to December, April being the month with the most rain. In these times, everything from torrential rains to hail and electric shocks occur.

For her part, the dry season it runs from January to February, as well as from July to August, the first month of the year being the driest. In these times there are sunny and hot days, with a blue sky and few clouds.

Bogota weather
The city of Bogotá has a mainly cold and dry climate. (Bogota City Hall/File)

How is the weather in Colombia?

The weather in Colombia is very diversethe climate is affected due to its geographical complexity as are the coasts of the Caribbean Sea to the North, the current of the Pacific Ocean, as well as the mountain ranges that cross it through the center from north to south.

According to IDEAM there are at least four types of weather in the country: tropical, dry, temperate and cold high mountain.

In the case of tropical climatesfour subtypes are identified: rainy jungle or equatorial, rainy forest or monsoonal, savannah with dry winter and savannah with dry summer.

The tropical rain forest or equatorial It covers areas such as the center and north of the Amazon, the entire Pacific Region, parts of Antioquia, western Santander, Boyacá and Cundinamarca, the Catatumbo area and the Amazon foothills. Meanwhile he tropical rainy forest or monsoonal it reaches the foothills of the plains and the extreme south of the Caribbean region.

The savannah with dry winter includes most of the Caribbean and Orinoquia region, as well as the lower sectors in Santander and Antioquia. Refering to savannah with dry summer. It adds the inter-Andean valleys in Tolima, Huila, Valle, Cauca and Nariño.

For him Dry weatherin Colombia the very hot arid or desert and very hot semi-arid or steppe. The first is perceived in the upper part of Guajira and the second in the middle and lower zone of the same department plus sectors of the Caribbean coast.

The mild weather it is felt in the middle and lower areas of the three mountain ranges of the Colombian country; Meanwhile he high mountain coldas its name says, in the upper levels of the three mountain ranges.

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