For the first time in a long while, Bogotá (the capital of Colombia) has had one whole day of radiant blue skies. This year, the typically wet season months in Bogota – April and May extended their melancholic deluge into nearly all of June. I was so taken aback by the weather today I had to mark this day on my calendar and venture out for a long walk around where I live. You see, I even took a few snappys too prove to myself I wasn’t dreaming.
I had just finished a cardio workout indoors a little after 12.00pm and I was lying on my bed and low and behold the sunshine was bombarding my room. Normally the mornings here can be quite sunny, but almost like clockwork the weather takes a dreaded turn for the worst after midday. Overcast skies envelope the city and rain ensues or at least a slight drizzle for the rest of the day. But not today; this day ladies and gentlemen – 27th of June 2019.
Just so that you don’t think I’m exaggerating compare the crazy Precipitation total this year in Bogotá to previous years. It’s nearly off the charts – literally!
From Discover Colombia: Colombia is located very close to the equator and the northern Andes mountain range runs through the country creating a wide variety of altitudes and geographic characteristics. Therefore, the climatic variations do not obey the traditional seasons like they do in the United States, Europe and Australia, but rather the altitude. Because of this, weather climates tend to be stabilized throughout the year with slight variations due to the time of year and amount of rainfall. These are called the “dry season” and the “wet season”. Winter (invierno) translates as the rainy season and summer (verano) is equivalent to the dry season. The dry seasons of December through March, July, and August are considered the best time of the year to visit Bogotá.