The Weather in Santa Cruz Bolivia

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The weather in Santa Cruz Bolivia is warm to hot and fairly humid 9-10 months of the year. Santa Cruz is the largest of Bolivia's nine departments (states) and covers most of the Eastern half of the country. Santa Cruz de la Sierra, its capital city, is currently the largest and fastest growing city in Bolivia.

At just 416 meters (1365 feet) above sea level, it is warm and tropical most of the year, except for a 2-3 month winter period (June - August, also the dry season) when the average temperature is 55ºF (13ºC). Be aware, however, that it can get very cold very suddenly. "Surazos" (southerly winds that blow in from Argentina) can drop the temperature by up to 30 degrees overnight.

During the summer (December - March, also the rainy season) the average temperature is 80ºF (27ºC). Normally, it rains for short periods during the day, sometimes with sun; therefore, rainbows are not uncommon. However, during years when the El Niño ocean current affects the climate, it can rain for several days covering the skies in heavy gray clouds. Because it is warm, the weather can be very humid and sticky during these months.

Throughout the rest of the year the climate is sunny and hot, with warm, moist breezy evenings and cool dawn hours. Protecting your skin with sun block is recommended.

The widget below provides a 14-day Santa Cruz Bolivia weather forecast.

Climate and Weather in Bolivia

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

You can also visit the website of the Bolivian National Meteorology and Hydrology Service SENAMHI for real time local weather conditions and forecasts in dozens of Bolivian cities plus real time flood alerts.

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