The climate in Venezuela

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of 38 weather stations.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1000m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.
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Climate zone: tropics
High humidity and hot temperatures make the weather in Venezuela at times pleasant but also tropical humid. It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 29 degrees. The warmest and at the same time rainiest region is Zuliana. The coldest is Capital. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is from December to April. Most precipitation falls from June to October.
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Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Venezuela
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Venezuela

Regions in Venezuela

All figures per year. For detailed climate data click on the name of the region.
max Ø day
min Ø night
Andes31.9 °C22.7 °C1,971 h116 1,453 l66.0 %
Atlantic Islands32.2 °C24.8 °C3,176 h66 522 l85.0 %
Central31.3 °C21.7 °C2,592 h94 942 l77.0 %
Central-West32.3 °C22.6 °C2,519 h92 1,055 l77.0 %
Guyana32.3 °C22.9 °C2,482 h119 1,544 l68.0 %
Capital30.6 °C21.6 °C2,555 h91 872 l79.0 %
Plains32.3 °C22.6 °C2,409 h107 1,310 l69.0 %
Northeastern32.3 °C23.8 °C2,847 h88 756 l81.0 %
Zuliana33.9 °C24.8 °C2,300 h94 1,234 l76.0 %

Temperature records of the last 72 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1950 to October 2022 was reported by the Guasdualito Airport weather station. In November 2008 the record temperature of 46.0 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 34 weather stations in Venezuela below 1000 metres altitude, was recorded in 2015 with an average temperature of 27.2 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 26.1 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 32.7 °C.
The coldest day in these 72 years was reported by the weather station Ciudad Bolivar. Here the temperature dropped to 2.1 °C in September 2013. Ciudad Bolivar lies at an altitude of 48 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1976 with an average temperature of 23.8 °C. In Venezuela, it is usual to have about 2.2 degrees more at 26.0 °C for this three-month period.
The most precipitation fell in June 2017. With 30.2 mm per day, the Santo Domingo Airport weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 72 years. Incidentally, the region with the most rainfall for the whole year is around Santo Domingo Airport. The driest region is near Cumana.

Data basis and methodology

The data of the individual measuring stations are based on the archives of the German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. In order to determine a representative national average, average values were first calculated for each part of the country, which were then summarized at the national level. Thus, if a disproportionate number of weather stations are located in a small area, their number does not affect the national average. There are 35 stations in Venezuela itself. In 3 cases, neighboring but nearby weather stations were also used to obtain more accurate values.
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