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Bogota in May: Weather, Average temperature and Climate

Planning a trip and want to know what the weather in Bogota in May will be like? Take a look at our weather guide for Bogota, based on historical data.
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May

Weather in Bogota in May 2025

OK Weather
Mild
☁️
Cloudy
If you plan to visit Bogota in May, the weather is typically alright, with an average high temperature of +19°C during the day and approximately 0 sunny days. Expect some rainy, though, as there are typically 14 rainy days in the month and around 156 mm of precipitation. The weather is changeable so you may have to pack for every eventuality. Search flights in one click on Avionero.

Average weather

☀️
+19°C
Avg. max. temperature
+7°C
Min.
+23°C
Max.
156 mm
Total precipitation
80%
Avg. humidity
1 m/s
Avg. wind
0 ☀️
Sunny Days
17 ⛅️
Cloudy
14 🌦
Rainy
Our opinion: Bogota has OK weather in May.

Average temperature in Bogota in May

Here are the expected maximum, average and minimum temperatures in Bogota for May based on the historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data

The expected average maximum temperature in May is +19°C with a maximum of +22°C and a minimum of +10°C.

The average maximum temperature goes down 8% by the end of the month, compared with the beginning of the month, from +20°C to +19°C.

Is Bogota warm or cold in May?

Bogota is typically mild in May.

Maximum temperatures go up compared to the previous month from +19°C to +19°C. The minimum temperature also goes up from +11°C to +11°C.

Pack a light jacket as it will be warm in the day and cool in the evenings.

Take a look at how May is compared to other months in Bogota:

Climate in Bogota in May

Bogota weather looks like this, on average, in May and the surrounding months.
AprilMayJune
Avg. temperature
+19°C+19°C+19°C
Min. temperature
+6°C+7°C+8°C
Max. temperature
+23°C+23°C+23°C
Rainfall
219 mm156 mm55 mm
Wind
1 m/s1 m/s1 m/s
Humidity
81%80%77%
Air pressure
1023 HPa1024 HPa1024 HPa
Sunny days
000
Cloudy days
111724
Rainy days
19146
Snowy days
000

May weather is still as ok as in April. The temperature levels stay the same in the area of +19°C for average maximum temperature during the day. As May arrives, the amount of rainfall goes down. On average, the rainfall volume decreases from 219 mm to 156 mm. It feels drier, as humidity decreases from 81% to 80%. The average wind speed doesn’t change much during May, staying around 1 m/s. The amount of sunny days stay about the same, averaging 0 sunny days during the month.

June brings much the same weather, it remains ok.

Wind

Wind speed in Bogota in May based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data

The average wind speed is 2 m/s getting up to 3 m/s which is a light breeze; barely moving the tree leaves.

The average wind speed in Bogota is gradually increasing during May, going from 2 m/s to 2 m/s over the course of the month.

Rain

Amount of rainfall in mm during May in Bogota based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
Total precipitation in May is about 167 mm, with a 65% chance of rain on a typical day. The maximum amount of rainfall per day is around 35 mm, which is moderate rain. May is a pretty wet month with over 20 rainy days, so don’t forget to pack an umbrella, raincoat, and a pair of galoshes.
Here’s how May is compared with other months in the amount of precipitation, total mm:
Bogota wettest month is November, where a typical day has a 73% chance of precipitation and 233 mm of rainfall per day. July, on the other hand, is the driest month with a mere 10% chance of precipitation and 30 mm of rainfall per day.

How was the weather last May in Bogota?

This is the weather in Bogota in May 2023:
1 May
☁️
+20°C
2 May
☁️
+21°C
3 May
☀️
+22°C
4 May
☁️
+21°C
5 May
☁️
+16°C
6 May
🌧️
+17°C
7 May
🌧️
+15°C
8 May
🌧️
+19°C
9 May
🌧️
+19°C
10 May
🌧️
+19°C
11 May
🌧️
+20°C
12 May
🌧️
+20°C
13 May
☁️
+19°C
14 May
☁️
+19°C
15 May
☁️
+22°C
16 May
☁️
+19°C
17 May
🌧️
+19°C
18 May
☁️
+16°C
19 May
🌧️
+19°C
20 May
🌧️
+18°C
21 May
☁️
+19°C
22 May
☁️
+21°C
23 May
☁️
+21°C
24 May
🌧️
+19°C
25 May
☁️
+18°C
26 May
🌧️
+18°C
27 May
☁️
+18°C
28 May
☁️
+20°C
29 May
☁️
+19°C
30 May
☁️
+19°C
31 May
☁️
+19°C
In May 2023 Bogota had 1 sunny days, 18 cloudy days, and 10 rainy days. The average maximum temperature was +19°C, with an absolute maximum of +22°C and a minimum of +15°C. The average humidity was 79%, with a maximum of 100% and a minimum of 40%. The average wind speed was 2 m/s, with a maximum of 7 m/s and a minimum of 0 m/s.
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Climate Change over Years

This is how Bogota climate have been changing during last 43 years period.

The climate in Bogota in May has not changed much over the last 43 years.

The average temperature was the lowest in 1989 (+19°C) and the highest in 2015 (+22°C). The driest year was 2015 with only 29 mm of rainfall, and the wettest year was 2018 with 351 mm.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the weather in Bogota in May:

Is May a good time to visit Bogota?

It’s always a good time to visit Bogota, but the weather is changeable in May, so plan a mix of indoor and outdoor activities and exploring, and pack for every eventuality.

Can you sunbathe in Bogota in May?

May has mild temperatures in Bogota. Not ideal for sunbathing, but still good for daytime outdoor activities, but plan for cool evenings. Pack a light jacket and shorts!

Is Bogota rainy in May?

Bogota is often rainy in May. You may get a bit damp when outside, so pack an umbrella, and maybe even a raincoat.

Is it sunny in Bogota in May?

Usually, it’s not very sunny in Bogota in May, often it’s pretty cloudy. Pack for any eventuality; layering can help reduce the number of bulky items needed.

Other cities in Colombia

Check out the weather for other cities in Colombia.

Monthly weather in Bogota

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Bogota, based on historical hourly weather data from January 1, 1979, to December 31, 2022.

For past dates, we show actual recorded data at the location at that time. Forecasts are based on recorded weather during that day of the year, averaged over the total years for which we have records (unless stated otherwise). The daily temperature is the highest recorded temperature in the shadow during that day.