Weather in Medellin
The city of Medellín is often referred to as the “Cuidad de la Eterna Primavera”. In English, this translates to “City of Eternal Spring” and is a reference to the near pefect spring-like weather.
Medellin’s location to the equator and higher elevation means that temperatures rarely fluctuate year-round, effectively achieving a constant “spring” feel. The ideal weather of Medellin is cited by nearly all local expats for being one of the main reasons they packed up and chose to live here.
Daily temperatures range from a minimum of about 16°C (63°F) to a maximum of 28°C (82°F). On a typical sunny day the temperature might be a couple of degrees higher and on a cloudy or rainy day the temperature might be a few degrees cooler. As you drive up the valley that surrounds Medellin the weather is noticeably cooler and a light jacket may be suitable.
On the subject of rain, many people ask “When is the rainy season of Medellin?” This is a difficult question to answer. This is mainly due to the weather of Medellin changing from year to year due to the El Niño & La Niña effect. Some years, Medellin may experience heavy umbrella breaking rains for weeks on end (during La Niña), while other years, the sun may be intense and constant with very little rain (during El Niño).
The only predictable factor is that the temperature is always comfortably warm.