Weather and Climate in Sucre, Bolivia

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Regional Characteristics

Sucre has a pleasant, if sometimes cool, climate.  The average temperature ranges from 18°C (64°F) to 21°C (70°F) with the coldest temperatures occurring during the months of June and July. The rest of the year tends to be dry and sunny, however nights can get chilly, dropping to just above 5 °C.

Weather in Sucre

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Sucre features two seasons:

  • Dry season (winter) from April to September
  • Rainy season (summer) from October to March

During the dry season, the days are sunny and clear, with the sun feeling much hotter than the reported temperatures suggest, due to the thin air (Sucre is at an altitude of around 2,800 m / 9,200 feet). The dry season is generally considered to be the best time to visit Sucre.

The rainy season, peaking in January with 155mm (6.1 inches) of rainfall, is marked by awe-inspiring thunderstorms which occur about once every four days. The weather is quite variable at this time, with some sunny days mixed with days of cloud and heavy fog.

Best time to Visit Sucre

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While Sucre is beautiful to visit at any time of year, the ideal time to visit the city is in the dry season. Despite the cooler weather, this is the time when there are bluer skies and less downpours. 

That being said the wet season offers more variety and frequent, powerful thunderstorms, producing some epic lightning shows in the process. If you do choose to travel to Scure in the wet season, be aware that activities and flights are more likely to be cancelled due to heavy rainfall.

If you’re not sure what to bring to Sucre, here is our packing list for Bolivia, covering the varying weather conditions as well as the different activities and tours you’ll likely be undertaking.

Monthly Averages

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Here is a breakdown of the climate / weather in Sucre, Bolivia, by month:

January

In January, Sucre has an average high temperature of 19°C (66°F), and a low of 12°C (54°F).

January is in the rainy season. The average rainfall is 155mm (6.1 in).  It is one of the best months for enjoying Sucre’s impressive thunderstorms. January is the cloudiest month, with an average cloud cover of 80%.

February

In February, Sucre has an average high temperature of 18°C (64°F), and a low of 12°C (54°F).

February is in the rainy season. The average rainfall is 119mm (4.7 in).

March

In March, Sucre has an average high temperature of 19°C (66°F), and a low of 12°C (54°F).

March marks the end of the rainy season. The average rainfall is 89mm (3.5 in).

April

In April, Sucre has an average high temperature of 19°C (66°F), and a low of 11°C (52°F).

April marks the start of the dry season. The average rainfall is 31 mm (1.2 in).

May

In May, Sucre has an average high temperature of 19°C (66°F), and a low of 10°C (50°F).

May is in the dry season. The average rainfall is 5mm (0.2 in).

June

In June, Sucre has an average high temperature of 18°C (64°F), and a low of 8°C (46°F).

June is in the dry season. The average rainfall is 2mm (0.1 in).

The shortest day of the year falls on 20th June, when Sucre receives 11hrs of daylight.

July

In July, Sucre has an average high temperature of 18°C (64°F), and a low of 7°C (45°F).

July is in the dry season. The average rainfall is 3mm (0.1 in). July is the least clearest month, with an average cloud cover of only 20%.

August

In August, Sucre has an average high temperature of 19°C (66°F), and a low of 9°C (48°F).

August is in the dry season. The average rainfall is 9mm (0.4 in).

September

In September, Sucre has an average high temperature of 20°C (68°F), and a low of 10°C (50°F).

September marks the end of the dry season. The average rainfall is 28mm (1.1 in).

October

In October, Sucre has an average high temperature of 20°C (68°F), and a low of 12°C (54°F).

October marks the start of the rainy season in Sucre. The average rainfall is 43mm (1.7 in).

November

In November, Sucre has an average high temperature of 21°C (70°F), and a low of 12°C (54°F).

November is in the rainy season. The average rainfall is 65mm (2.6 in). It is one of the best months for enjoying Sucre’s impressive thunderstorms.

December

In December, Sucre has an average high temperature of 20°C (68°F), and a low of 12°C (54°F).

December is in the rainy season. The average rainfall is 113mm (4.5 in).  It is one of the peak months for enjoying Sucre’s impressive thunderstorms.

The longest day of the year falls on 21th December, when Sucre receives 13hrs 15mins of daylight.

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