Blue Skies Have Returned to Bogotá – 27th of June 2019

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!

colombia-physical-mapFrom 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.

Related Articles:
1. How to Pack for Colombia – Discover Colombia
2. Weather in Bogotá – Discover Colombia
3. Monthly weather forecast and Climate Bogotá, Colombia – Weather Atlas

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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12 comments on “Blue Skies Have Returned to Bogotá – 27th of June 2019
  1. Does the “Bog” of Bogota have much to do with the rainfall? May most of your coming days be sun-filled!

    • This year you would think there was some connection with the name. While we are on the subject, if there was a contest for the world’s most ugly sounding capital cities, surely Bogota would be high up the list. Thanks for you well wishes Bruce!

  2. ashok says:

    And the blue skies in India have turned grey with the onset of monsoon 😊❤️
    Enjoy the beauty of the sky and the sunshine my friend

  3. badfinger20 says:

    I’m catching up man…sorry I’ve been absent lately…a lot of blogs to read!
    I’m glad you had some sunny days. I just read Weather in Bogotá and I’m surprised that the climate isn’t warmer there being close to the equator.

    • Don’t be sorry Bad! I understood you were probably catching up on a myriad on a plethora of blog posts. I too am sometimes away for days or even weeks at a time. I’m currently trying to catch up as well. Oh, by the way i hope you are feeling better!
      Bogota is situated at a very high altitude which accounts for its low temperature. In fact Bogota’s altitude is 400 metres higher than the highest mountain in my home country – Australia!

      • badfinger20 says:

        Yes I’m starting to get my strength back… being laid up a week with no movement can bring a body down.
        That makes complete sense on the high attitude. The most rain I’ve ever seen was 6 days in a row…seemed like everyone was depressed. I hope the sun starts coming consistently for you.

      • Yes that time confined to bed can certainly take the stuffing out of you! but I’m glad you are on the mend. Regarding the rain here, I had just decided to go outside for a jog and the second I stepped foot outside it began to rain. You’re right, it can affect people’s state of mind.

      • badfinger20 says:

        In the US Seattle gets rain constantly and I’ve read depression is high there partly because of the rain.
        I’m about to start my walking again…slowly and start building it up.

      • Ok, that’s interesting. I didn’t know that about Seattle. Generally, people in Bogota are renowned for being ‘less friendly’ than those outside. I have noticed this myself. I used to think that big-city stressful living might have something to do with it, but it could be on account of the climate.
        Regarding your recovery from kidney stone surgery, it sounds like quite the ordeal to come back from if you are just starting to walk again!

      • badfinger20 says:

        Funny how things like that can affect you…

        I could walk but there was a nausea that went with the stent they had to install in my kidney and bladder. My body rejected it and a week straight of nasuea followed…it was worse than the stones! Now the stent is out and I’m slowly starting to build my tolerance back up.

      • Sounds like hell mate. I couldn’t imagine suffering nausea for a week! Well you take it easy and build that tolerance. We all need a good dose of more tolerance! Hehe

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