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Climate in Pacific Coast
(Colombia)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from eight measuring weather stations in Pacific Coast.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1800m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Pacific Coast is the coldest region in Colombia with an average high temperature of only 28°C. High humidity and hot temperatures make the weather at times pleasant but also tropical humid. It is yearlong warm or hot. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is from January to February. Most precipitation decrease in October.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Pacific Coast
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 6 hours per day, August is the sunniest month in greater region Pacific Coast. In May the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Pacific Coast
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 17 rainy days, October offers the most number of rainy days, and in February the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Pacific Coast
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 5.1 mm, the least rain falls in January. April, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Pacific Coast
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With humidity averaging 83%, November is the most uncomfortable. In August, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Pacific Coast
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is exceeded throughout the year in Pacific Coast.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Pacific Coast
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
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Map of Pacific Coast

Most important cities in the greater region »Pacific Coast«

The greater region has a west-east extension of about 340 km and over 860 km from north to south.

It consists of the four departments Cauca, Chocó, Nariño and Valle del Cauca.


CityPopulationGeo position
Cali2,227,6423° 26' 14"N76° 31' 21"W
Pasto312,7591° 12' 49"N77° 16' 52"W
Buenaventura290,4573° 52' 48"N77° 1' 52"W
Popayán227,8402° 26' 18"N76° 36' 47"W
Palmira223,0493° 32' 22"N76° 18' 13"W
Tuluá157,5124° 5' 5"N76° 11' 43"W
Cartago119,0634° 44' 47"N75° 54' 42"W
Buga118,0043° 54' 3"N76° 17' 52"W
Tumaco86,7131° 47' 55"N78° 48' 56"W
Ipiales77,7290° 49' 49"N77° 38' 59"W
Quibdó75,1045° 41' 41"N76° 39' 40"W
Yumbo71,4363° 34' 56"N76° 29' 29"W
Puerto Tejada53,6743° 13' 52"N76° 25' 0"W
Florida47,1733° 19' 20"N76° 14' 5"W
Jamundí44,8333° 15' 39"N76° 32' 6"W
Pradera44,6303° 25' 16"N76° 14' 41"W
Sevilla41,6124° 15' 51"N75° 55' 51"W
Santander de Quilichao40,7983° 0' 34"N76° 29' 6"W
El Cerrito38,3903° 41' 8"N76° 18' 49"W
Caicedonia32,4174° 19' 57"N75° 49' 36"W
Belalcazar31,8002° 39' 17"N75° 59' 34"W
Morales29,6172° 45' 25"N76° 37' 2"W
Zarzal28,7614° 23' 41"N76° 4' 17"W
El Charco28,6732° 28' 37"N78° 6' 38"W
Roldanillo27,5614° 24' 45"N76° 9' 16"W
Buenaventura24,8423° 34' 60"N77° 0' 0"W
Candelaria23,9893° 24' 24"N76° 20' 53"W
La Unión23,4594° 31' 58"N76° 6' 11"W
Patía20,8072° 4' 8"N77° 3' 10"W
Túquerres20,1841° 5' 20"N77° 37' 6"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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