17 to 20°C
3423 hours
sunshine per day
509 mm
182 days
183 days
0 days

Climate of Bolivia

Bolivia has a tropical monsoon climate. You have high temperatures and a lot of rainfall throughout the year. The average annual temperature for Bolivia is 36° degrees and there is about 200 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 149 days a year with an average humidity of 66% and an UV-index of 4.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 17°C and 20°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 6°C and 12°C
  • Rain: it rains 183 days and there is a total of approximately 509 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3423 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 17°C and 20°C
Warmest month: 20°C in October
Coldest month: 17°C in May
Night temperature: between 6°C and 12°C
Dry days: 182 days
Days with rain: 183 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 509 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3423 hours

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Bolivia.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Bolivia.

Climate table of Bolivia

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Bolivia. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Bolivia might be like in a given month.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 65 64 64 64 63 62 62 65 66 68 68 67
Night temp. (°F) 51 51 50 48 45 43 42 44 48 52 52 53
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 37 30 27 11 5 2 2 3 6 19 26 33
Days with rain 24 22 22 16 9 5 5 6 10 19 21 24
Dry days 7 6 9 14 22 25 26 25 20 12 9 7
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 9 8 9 7 7 8 10 10 11 12 11
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 5

Best time to visit Bolivia

Bolivia's climate varies by region. There are three main regions that influence the weather in Bolivia: the Altiplano in the west, the central highlands in the south-central region just beyond the Andes, and the tropical lowlands in the east.

The weather pattern changes depending on the region and the time of year. And there is a wet season and a dry season to consider before booking a trip to Bolivia.

Best time to visit in general

For most travelers, May-Oct is the best time to visit Bolivia. This is the dry period, but also the Bolivian winter. The highlands can be cold then and at night in the desert it can get well below freezing, especially in June and July.

The humid jungle does benefit from these cooler temperatures. The beginning of the dry season in April-May, has lower prices and fewer crowds, but still feels fresh from the recent rains. October and November are also dry but warmer, with spring approaching and crowds spreading.

Dry and wet seasons

Instead of the traditional four seasons, Bolivia has only the dry and wet seasons. Although these vary somewhat throughout the country, the dry season usually begins in May and ends in late November.

The wet season takes up the rest of the year. The torrential rains usually fall between January and March. The other relatively wet months usually have at most one localized rainfall event per day.


In the southern Altiplano the sky is beautifully blue, but it is also very cold, dropping well below freezing at night. The rainy season here runs from November to March and can sometimes cause hindrance on the roads. However, travel is possible.

Central highlands

The best time to visit the highlands in Bolivia is from April to October. This is the cold winter period, but it should be dry with plenty of blue skies and sunshine and temperatures around 50°F.

Tropical lowlands

The eastern lowlands, including Santa Cruz and the Amazon, have warm temperatures between 60°F and 88°F throughout the year. You'll have mostly dry and sunny weather here, but temperatures can still plummet at night. So dress warmly.

Climate of Bolivia by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Bolivia? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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