Seasons in Venezuela

Subequatorial climate prevails in Venezuela and weather depends on seasonal winds. At summer it is usually humid, hot and calm. Winter instead dry, warm and rather comfortable. A year is divided into dry and rainy seasons. First lasts from December to April and second is between May and November inclusively. At rainy season amount of precipitation may reach 2000 mm (78.7”).

Temperature changes through a year are minor. I. e. in Caracas, the capital of the country, annual range of temperatures is between 27 and 30 °C (81-86 °F). Areas on coasts of the Caribbean Sea are having higher humidity and average temperatures. In north-western highlands it is cooler.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Venezuela

March is extremely hot and dry except mountainous areas where range of average temperature is between 5 and 11 °C (41-52 °F). Thou this time is completely suitable for seaside vacations. Also travelers should mind that famous Angel Falls are dry at this month.

At second half of April water returns to the waterfall. It is rainy season in the country. At May showers are continuing. Combined with high temperature and humidity they make weather uncomfortable thus there are few tourists at this time. No wonder, 31 °C (88 °F) with extreme humidity are unbearable for most people.

The climate of the spring months

(Caracas)

March
Max average t°: +27 °C (80 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Water t°: +25.5 °C (78 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 113 mm (4.5")
April
Max average t°: +27.5 °C (81 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (60 °F)
Water t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 17 days
Precipitation: 242 mm (9.5")
May
Max average t°: +27.5 °C (81 °F)
Min average t°: +16.5 °C (62 °F)
Water t°: +26.5 °C (80 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 22 days
Precipitation: 337 mm (13.3")

Spring holidays

Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday – Carnaval.

March 8 – International Women's Day.
From Palm Sunday to Easter (movable) – Holy Week.
March 19 – St Joseph's Day.
March 21 – Slavery Abolition Anniversary.
March 28 – National Cultural Patrimonies Day.
March 31 – Foundation anniversary Day of San Cristóbal, Táchira.

April 19 - Beginning of the Independence Movement.

May 1 – Labor Day.
May 3 – Fiesta de las Cruces.
Second Sunday of May (movable) – Mother's Day.
May 25 – National Anthem Day.

Summer in Venezuela

In general June is as rainy as previous spring months. Other features of weather are almost same except Amazonia where rains are possible year-round. Average temperature is still around 30 °C (86 °F). At July nothing changes thus peak of tourists’ season in other countries is quite desolate. In addition Caracas if often flooded at this time.

At August the country is still under reign of rains. The whole autumn of strong precipitation is ahead. Regions of los llanos become swampy making troubles for locals. Therefore comfortable and interesting vacationing is out of the question.

The climate of the summer months

(Caracas)

June
Max average t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Water t°: +26.5 °C (80 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 20 days
Precipitation: 220 mm (8.7")
July
Max average t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Water t°: +26.5 °C (80 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 23 days
Precipitation: 268 mm (10.6")
August
Max average t°: +27 °C (80 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Water t°: +27.5 °C (82 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 26 days
Precipitation: 422 mm (16.6")


Summer holidays

Third Sunday of June (movable) – Father's Day.
June 24 – Solemnity of Saint John the Baptist, Battle of Carabobo.
June 27 – Journalists' Day and anniversary of the 1872 Public Education Decree.

July 5 – Independence Day.
Third Sunday of July (movable) – Children's Day.
July 24 – Birth of Simón Bolívar, Navy Day.
July 25 – Caracas City Foundation Day.

August 3 – Flag Day.
August 4 – National Guard Day.

Autumn in Venezuela

September and October are last months of rainy season. At this time relative comfortable travelling is available only in mountainous regions where precipitation is fewer and temperature is lower. Actually autumn in territories located higher than 2000 m (6500 ft.) a.s.l is rather cool with 9 to 12 °C (48-54 °F) while in plains air is constantly warm.

At November showers are finally stopped. Now country is ready to welcome travelers in all its beauty with glorious beaches and warmest water of the Caribbean Sea. By November is has warmed to abput 27 °C (81 °F).

The climate of the autumn months

(Caracas)

September
Max average t°: +27 °C (81 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Water t°: +28.5 °C (83 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 27 days
Precipitation: 451 mm (17.8")
October
Max average t°: +26.5 °C (80 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Water t°: +28 °C (82 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 28 days
Precipitation: 461 mm (18.1")
November
Max average t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Min average t°: +15.5 °C (60 °F)
Water t°: +28 °C (82 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 21 days
Precipitation: 341 mm (13.4")

Autumn holidays

September 8 – Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary and feasts of the Virgen del Valle and Our Lady of Coromoto.
September 24 – Feast of the Our Lady of Mercy.

October 12 – Day of Indigenous Resistance.

November 1 – All Saints' Day.
November 2 – All Souls' Day.
November 17 to November 19 – Feria of La Chinita.
November 21 – University Students Day.

Winter in Venezuela

December is very convenient gap between ending of sowers and peak of crowding tourists at New Year’s celebrations. There are plenty of activities in Venezuela at December: gorgeous beaches in Caribbean coasts, entertaining trips, hiking and nature sights. And air temperature is at comfortable nark of 29 °C (84 °F).

January is definitely best month to go to the country as well as February. Mild humidity and warmth are making great weather conditions. On top of it tropical showers are yet to come. All wonders of this exotic country are at complete disposal of travelers.

The climate of the winter months

(Caracas)

December
Max average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Water t°: +26.5 °C (80 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4.5 hours
Rainy days: 14 days
Precipitation: 168 mm (6.6")
January
Max average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Water t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 87 mm (3.4")
February
Max average t°: +26 °C (78 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Water t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 74 mm (2.9")

Winter holidays

December 8 – Immaculate Conception, Loyalty Day.
December 10 – Venezuelan Air Force Day.
December 17 – Simon Bolivar Memorial Day.
December 24 – Christmas Eve.
December 25 – Christmas.
December 31 – New Year's Eve.

January 1 – New Year's Day.
January 6 – Epiphany.
January 14 – Feast of the Divina Pastora.
January 15 – Teacher's Day.

February 12 – Youth Day.
February 20 – Federation Day.