Venezuela Weather, climate and geography
Venezuela’s location perched 8° above the equator, means it generally enjoys a balmy warm climate. Temperatures don’t fluctuate wildly, hovering between 26°C (79°F) and 28°C (82°F) and making the country something of an all year round destination. The coastal regions on the Caribbean feel balmiest, and the lowland areas also enjoy a tropical climate.
The main factor in temperature variance is altitude. The mountainous Andean regions are significantly cooler, and temperatures can drop to around 9°C (48°F).
Venezuela’s rainy season runs from May to December. During this period, there is the possibility of flooding in certain low-lying areas, such as the Llanos and in some valleys of the Andes. The dry season is from December to April, with January and February being the coolest months, and July and August being the warmest. The best time to visit the Andes mountains is from October to May, before the rains come in June. Venezuela’s weather is quite changeable, and even during the dry season there’s always a chance of rain. If you’re up in the northern mountainous region, you’re likely to encounter a good few downpours.
Lightweight cottons and jeans will be suitable in most locations, whether in the lowlands or on the coast. Pack a sweater or jacket if you're planning to spend any time in the Andes. It’s also a good idea to take some waterproofs or a sturdy umbrella whichever region you’re visiting.