Weather in Medellín in June

Joanne Owen

written by
Joanne Owen

updated 24.04.2024

Given that the Colombian city of Medellín is known as the “City of Eternal Spring", it’ll come as no surprise that it doesn’t see huge variations in temperature and rain. That said, June sits within a mini dry season, which means it experiences more moderate rainfall than the preceding months — all the better for exploring the city on foot and heading further afield to enjoy outdoor adventures. For more detail, read on to find out everything you need to know about the weather in Medellín in June, along with tips on what to see and do during the month.

Is June a good time to visit Medellín?

Sitting in a mini-dry season, June is a good time to visit Medellín if you like warm weather that’s not likely to dip below 18°C (64°F), and are hoping to spend a lot of time outdoors. 

While you can still expect some afternoon showers, the weather in Medellín in June means less rainfall than some other months. 

For example, June sees an average of around 130 mm, while May sees in the region of 150mm. Meanwhile, October can see up to 200mm. At the other end of the scale, January typically experiences around 40 mm.

Sitting just outside rainier May, visiting in June means the parks, gardens and surrounding countryside will be splendidly green. Add to that the pleasantly warm temperatures, and you can look forward to touring of the likes of arty Comuna 13, picnicking in the botanical gardens, and walking on the wilder side in the Parque Arví ecological nature reserve.

Interested in visiting Medellín? Talk to our local Colombia experts to kick-start creating your dream trip. 

a green view of Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

Sitting in a mini dry seaosn, the weather in Medellín in June brings less rainfall than some other months © Shutterstock

Average temperatures in Medellín in June

In keeping with its “City of Eternal Spring" name, Medellín doesn’t see huge temperature variations around the year. With average temperatures in June typically ranging from 18°C (64°F) at night to 28°C (82°F) during the day, this month is slightly warmer than May, which ranges from 17°C (63°F) to 28°C (82°F). 

For context and comparison, January, February, and December typically have slightly lower temperatures — expect averages from 16°C (61°F) to 28°C (82°F).

Meanwhile, March and April are usually slightly warmer, with a range of 17°C (63°F) to 29°C (84°F).

Editor’s tip: for a bigger picture of the weather, read up on the best time to visit Colombia.

What about the crowds and cost?

In comparison with the high season months of December to February, and August’s Flower Festival period, Medellín sees moderate crowds in June, and average costs, too.

At the same time, given that June sits within a mini-dry season, it sees bigger crowds than in, for example, wet November. This means it’s advisable to book flights, accommodation, and tours in advance. 

On balance, though, neither crowds nor costs present any significant challenges in June.

Set on taking a trip at this time of year? Discover some of the best places to visit in June.

Medellin escalators in Comuna 13, Colombia © Shutterstock

Iconic escalators in cool Comuna 13, Medellín © Shutterstock

Unforgettable customisable Colombia itineraries

If you fancy seeing a rewarding range of Colombia, consider taking a trip that’s been curated by a Rough Guides' local expert.

As revealed in our guide to back-packing Colombia, going it alone takes some planning and can present challenges. In contrast, taking the Rough Guides’ route means our experts will take care of planning an unforgettable trip that’s been 100% tailored to your preferences.

Here are a few sample itineraries to spark inspiration:

  • Magnificent Colombian Highlights (11 days): from exploring bustling Bogota and charming Cartagena, to uncovering the natural wonders of Puerto Narino and Medellín’s vibrant culture, this trip is rich in experiences and magnificent in nature. 
  • Fascination Colombia - Medellín and Cartagena (11 days): this immersive two-centre trip will see you divide your time between Medellin and Cartagena, with each base offering opportunities to experience a richness of Colombian culture, from taking authentic cooking classes, to exploring the great outdoors on horseback.
  • Unforgettable Colombia - cities, coffee and islands (13 days): encompassing Colombia's three main areas, including the capital, Bogotá, the beautiful colonial town of Villa de Leyva, and Cartagena, this diverse trip will see you uncover coffee culture in lush hillsides and valleys before blissing out on the idyllic Islas del Rosario.
View of the marina and tall apartment buildings in the modern section of Cartagena, Colombia

Rough Guides' customisable trips can take you from Cartagena (pictured) to Medellín © Shutterstock

What to do and see in Medellín in June

Being warm, with relatively low rainfall (just be prepared for some afternoon showers), visiting Medellín in June means you can do everything the city and outlying area has to offer unhampered by the weather conditions. That’s the nature of this being the “City of Eternal Spring"!

Here are a few suggestions of things to do and see in and around the city:

Uncover art 

Discover Medellín’s artistic side by visiting local galleries or the Modern Art Museum (MAMM). 

Meanwhile, culture vultures won’t want to miss visiting the Museo de Antioquia and Plaza Botero to see an extensive collection of works by the renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero, along with pre-Colombian, colonial, and contemporary art.

Editor’s tip: tour Comuna 13. Famous for its street art, outdoor escalators, and community resilience, this is one of Medellín's most vibrant neighborhoods.

Catch a cable car to Parque Arví

Take the Metrocable for epic views of the city and surrounding mountains. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy in Parque Arví ecological nature reserve after you’ve enjoyed walking the trails and visiting the Butterfly Garden and Orchidarium. 

In the mood for adventure? You could look to go zip-lining, horseback riding, and mountain biking in the reserve.


 Medellín’s cable car © Shutterstock

Discover Colombian culture and cuisine

A great way to immerse yourself in Medellín is to take a cookery class, or salsa dancing lessons. 

Medellín also has a vibrant coffee culture, so plan to spend an afternoon hopping the city's many cozy cafés

Editor’s tip: El Poblado is a top area to eat, drink, and make merry, with pretty Parque Lleras surrounded by restaurants, bars, cafes, and clubs.

Take unforgettable out-of-town day trips

Designed to replicate the spirit and architecture of early 20th-century Colombian towns, Pueblito Paisa offers immersive insights into the region's rural life and traditions.

Stacked with pretty buildings and food and craft stalls, it sits pretty atop Nutibara Hill.

Meanwhile, Guatapé — 50 miles east of Medellín — is another must-do day trip to take from Medellín. 

The town is famed for its charming colorful houses, with nearby El Peñol Rock (La Piedra del Peñol) offering sublime views from its summit.

Colorful houses in Guatape Colombia

Guatapé, near Medellín © Shutterstock

Visit Medellín in different months

To be better informed before booking your trip, find out what to expect of the weather in Medellín around the year.

  • January: falling within the dry high season, January sees warm days, low rainfall and a decrease on December’s crowds.
  • February: still warm, and with fewer crowds than the preceding months, February sees a slight increase in rain.
  • March: expect more rain as the region transitions to the wet season, with warm daytime temperatures, and pleasantly mild mornings and evenings.
  • April: offering lush scenery, this month sees increased rain, relatively few visitors, and warm daytime temperatures.
  • May: high season is on the horizon, so visit in May for lower prices, smaller crowds, comfortable temperatures and blooming greenery as a result of the rain.
  • July: sitting at the height of the dry, summer high season, expect lively festivals, larger crowds and higher costs.
  • August: part of the high summer season period, extra crowds visit for the famous flower festival
  • September: this month sees Medellín shift back into the wetter season, with a mix of sunny days and increased rainfall in the afternoon.
  • October: despite increased rain, the city maintains its "Eternal Spring" temperatures. Explore outdoors in the morning and enjoy cultural activities during wetter afternoons.
  • November: one of the wettest periods of the year, this shoulder-season month offers small crowds and green scenery.
  • December: hola full-on festive high season! Attracting peak visitor numbers, December is stacked with events and sees the city shift back to the dry season.
Joanne Owen

written by
Joanne Owen

updated 24.04.2024

Joanne is a Pembrokeshire-born writer with a passion for the nature, cultures and histories of the Caribbean region, especially Dominica. Also passionate about inspiring a love of adventure in young people, she’s the author of several books for children and young adults, hosts international writing workshops, and has written articles on the Caribbean and inspirational community initiatives for Rough Guides. Follow her @JoanneOwen on Twitter and @joanneowenwrites on Instagram.

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