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Climate in La Guajira
(Colombia)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 2 measuring stations in La Guajira.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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La Guajira is one of the warmest region in Colombia with an average daily high temperature of 34 degrees centigrade. It is yearlong warm or hot.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in La Guajira
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 9 hours per day, February is the sunniest month in country part La Guajira. In May the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in La Guajira
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 12 rainy days, October offers the most number of rainy days, and in February the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in La Guajira
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at 2 mm/day, 2 liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.090 mm, the least rain falls in February. October, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Map of La Guajira

Most important cities in the country part »La Guajira«

The country part has a west-east extension of about 120 km and over 140 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo-Position
Maicao130,34811° 22' 60"N72° 14' 36"W
Ríohacha92,43111° 32' 40"N72° 54' 26"W
San Juan del Cesar26,84810° 46' 16"N73° 0' 11"W
Fonseca23,50910° 53' 10"N72° 50' 55"W
Villanueva18,69910° 36' 19"N72° 58' 48"W
Barrancas17,35010° 57' 27"N72° 47' 16"W
Manaure9,70311° 46' 30"N72° 26' 40"W
Urumita8,50910° 33' 32"N73° 0' 44"W
Uribia7,51911° 42' 50"N72° 15' 58"W
Albania6,36411° 9' 40"N72° 35' 33"W
El Molino5,26510° 39' 8"N72° 55' 27"W
Distracción4,74210° 53' 49"N72° 53' 10"W
Dibulla4,40211° 16' 21"N73° 18' 33"W


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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