The climate in Bolivia

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 38 measuring stations in Bolivia.
Weather stations at an altitude above 3950m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: tropics

It is yearlong warm or hot. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is El Beni. The coldest is Oruro.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in Bolivia

hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Bolivia
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Bolivia
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Bolivia
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Bolivia
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in Bolivia
Climate charts for other country parts in Bolivia

Temperature records of the last 76 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1945 to May 2021 was reported by the San Jose weather station. In September 2004 the record temperature of 49.3 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 34 weather stations in Bolivia below 3950 metres altitude, was recorded in 2015 with an average temperature of 23.7 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 22.0 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 30.7 °C.

The coldest day in these 76 years was reported by the weather station Oruro. Here the temperature dropped to -15.4 °C in July 2009. Oruro lies at an altitude of 3702 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1949 with an average temperature of 12.3 °C. In Bolivia, it is usual to have about 12.3 degrees more at 24.6 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in December 1981. With 34.7 mm per day, the San Borja weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 76 years. Incidentally, the region with the most rainfall for the whole year is around San Ignacio De Moxos. The driest region is near Oruro.

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.
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