Map of Popayan in Colombia

Popayan Climate

Popayan is a non-capital city in Colombia, South America.

Best time to visit Popayan

The best time to visit Popayan will be when the temperatures are most comfortable. Fortunately this tends to be throughout the year when temperatures are consistently beween 10°C / 50.0°F and 20°C / 68.0°F on average.


The warmest time of year in Popayan is in May when it is 19.25°C / 66.7°F on average. However, going by the maximum temperatures, the warmest month is August at 25.2°C / 77.4°F.

  • Freezing months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F and below)
  • Cold months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F to 10°C / 50.0°F)
  • Cool months: 12 (10°C / 50.0°F to 20°C / 68.0°F)
  • Warm months: 0 (20°C / 68.0°F to 30°C / 86.0°F)
  • Hot months: 0 (30°C / 86.0°F to 40°C / 104.0°F)
  • Boiling months: 0 (40°C / 104.0°F and above)

Popayan Climate Chart

Below are the climate charts for Popayan which resides in Colombia.

Temperature tables

The first table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Celsius. The cells that are BLUE show the coldest months and the cells that are PINK show the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °C18.7518.819.119.1519.2518.7518.5518.618.618.8518.818.85
Max Temperature in °C24.224.324.524.424.624.625.125.224.824.223.824
Min Temperature in °C13.313.313.713.913.912.9121212.413.513.813.7

This second table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Fahrenheit. Cells in BLUE are the coldest months and cells in PINK are the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °F65.865.866.466.566.765.865.465.565.565.965.865.9
Max Temperature in °F75.675.776.175.976.376.377.277.476.675.674.875.2
Min Temperature in °F55.955.956.757.057.055.253.653.654.356.356.856.7

Rainfall figures

This table is for the amount of rainfall (both in millimetres and inches) and number of rainy days in Popayan throughout the year.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Total rainfall in MM203181122203166824962124251331251
Total rainfall in Inches8.07.14.88.06.53.21.92.44.99.913.09.9
Total number of rainy days18161921211491015232421
Chances of rain58.1%57.1%61.3%70.0%67.7%46.7%29.0%32.3%50.0%74.2%80.0%67.7%

Popayan Climate Graph

Below is the climate graph for Popayan. It shows both the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Celsius and also the average total rainfall in millimetres.

Popayan Climate Graph with temperatures in °C and rainfall in millimetres

Below is the climate graph for Popayan with both the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Fahrenheit and also the average total rainfall in inches.

Popayan Climate Graph with temperatures in °F and rainfall in inches