Venezuela is located entirely in the tropics. The temperature
varies very little during the year and most parts of the country maintain an
average of over 25°C (77°F). Its capital, Caracas, has an average annual temperature
of 22°C (72°F) and varies by only 4°C (8°F) over the year. However, the temperature
drops with altitude. The mountaneous regions can get cold, especially at night,
and there is even snow in the highest parts of the Andes.
Like all tropical countries, Venezuela only has two seasons, the dry season,
known as verano, and the rainy season, known as invierno, which
are marked by the difference in rainfall rather than temperature. Generally,
the dry season is from December to April/May, and the rainy season lasts for
the rest of the year. Rainfall, however, can occur during the dry season, and
the rainy season often has dry months.
There are many regional variations in rainfall. While certain areas, such as
the Carribean Islands and the northern coastal region remain dry, with only 280mm
(11 inches) of annual rainfall, the mountain slopes of northern Venezuela are
generally wet, with annual rainfall reaching up to 1500mm (58 inches). Amazonas
remains wet for most of the year, and in the Llanos, a vast plain in the
south western region, extensive floods during the rainy months are followed by
severe droughts in the dry season.
current weather conditions in Venezuela (from CNN)
Forecastmap for South America
Satellite Image of South America