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Best time to visit Medellin, Colombia

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The best time to visit Medellin is April

Want to know when to travel to Medellin? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, April is the best time to go to Medellin. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

The warmest month of the year in Medellin is April, where the average temperature gets to around 23℃ (74℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 28℃ (82℉) on the hottest days in summer. The average low temperatures in winter float around 11℃ (52℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 10℃ (51℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Medellin in August, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Medellin usually falls during the months surrounding April each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Medellin below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

August

Medellin seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Medellin as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Medellin is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Medellin

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Medellin for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Medellin climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Medellin for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

Medellin in January

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 129mm (5") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medellin in January, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Medellin in February

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 169mm (7") over 26 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medellin in February, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Medellin in March

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 274mm (11") over 30 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
30 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medellin in March, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Medellin in April

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 348mm (14") over 29 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medellin in April, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Medellin in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 316mm (12") over 31 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
31 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medellin in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Medellin in June

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 143mm (6") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medellin in June, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Medellin in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 138mm (5") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medellin in July, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Medellin in August

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 125mm (5") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medellin in August, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Medellin in September

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 176mm (7") over 26 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medellin in September, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Medellin in October

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 308mm (12") over 30 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
30 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medellin in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Medellin in November

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 267mm (11") over 30 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
30 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medellin in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Medellin in December

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 162mm (6") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medellin in December, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Medellin is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 23℃ (74℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Medellin is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Medellin is generally around April, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of April too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Medellin, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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