Quick Answer: Why does Colombia rain so much?

Why is there so much rain in Colombia?

Heavier than usual seasonal rain along Colombia’s Pacific coast is being attributed to La Niña. The weather system has also lashed neighboring country Ecuador.

Does Colombia have a rainy season?

The weather in Colombia only has two seasons: a dry season (from December to January and July to August) and a cloudy season (from April to May and October to November), when usually it’s sunny in the morning and cloudy/rainy in the afternoon.

Does it ever snow in Colombia?

Colombia is located near the equator so it does not have extreme variations in temperature, although there is a wet and dry season. The climate changes with the altitude, hotter at sea level and cooler at higher elevations, with some peaks bearing snow year round.

What is the average rainfall in Colombia?

Average annual rainfall is 2,630 mm; but there is significant variability across the country. The West Pacific coast and in the Andean interior receive the highest rainfall amounts (approximately 6 mm–7,000 mm per year), while the drier steppe climates in the north and south west receive less than 500 mm per year.

Why is Bogota so cold?

And yes, Colombia is near the equator. However, Bogota is a high altitude city. At around 2,600 meters (8,360 feet) above sea level, it can get quite chilly. Nighttime temperatures can go down into the mid-’40s (that’s a chilly 7 degrees Celsius), and indoor heating is rare.

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