Venezuela weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Venezuela.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Venezuela. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Venezuela (Caracas) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Venezuela weather overview

In the north of Venezuela, there is a long narrow Caribbean coastal plain rising up to the Andes Mountains. The central plains (known as the Llanos) follow the valleys of the Orinoco river and, to the southeast, the land rises to an extensive plateau, the Guyana Highlands. Venezuela is unusual amongst South American countries in that its main rainy season falls between April and October.

In the Llanos region, however, you should go prepared for downpours at any time of year when high temperatures and humidity make conditions muggy and oppressive. The northern slopes of the Andes and Venezuela's north-eastern coastal lowlands are the driest parts of the country. On the high peaks of the Andes, rain falls as snow and temperatures can be very cold, especially at night.

In the south-eastern highlands rainfall is high during the wet season but temperatures are crisp and conditions delightful during the dry season. The best time to visit Venezuela is from January to April when rainfall is at its lowest in all parts of the country.

What to pack for Venezuela weather

Pack light cotton clothes for the coast and the Llanos Region; add warm to heavy clothing if planning to visit the hill districts or go up into the Andes. Take rainwear from April to October.

Which is the hottest month in Venezuela?

The hottest time of year in Caracas, Venezuela is normally May. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 26°C with moderate heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Venezuela?

In terms of rainfall, June is usually the wettest month in Caracas, Venezuela with 125mm on average. There are normally 19 days in June with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Venezuela?

The sunniest time of year in Caracas, Venezuela is normally February with bright sunshine on average for 64% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the time difference between Venezuela and the UK?

The time difference between Venezuela and the UK is GMT-4 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Venezuela?

The main language spoken in Venezuela is Spanish.

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What is the currency in Venezuela?

The currency in Venezuela is the Venezuelan Bolivar (VED).

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Which plugs are used in Venezuela?

Venezuela uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Venezuela?

They drive on the right side of the road in Venezuela.

Do you need a visa for Venezuela?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Venezuela.

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Compare Venezuela weather with the USA

Below the Venezuela weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Venezuela (Caracas) and the USA (Washington).

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