On the northern Caribbean coast, the weather is mostly dry all year, sunny, and around 28-30ºC. In July and August the temperatures in this region can reach 35-38ºC. Summer wear, short sleeve shirt, shorts, sandals, swimsuit, sun block, sun glasses, and sun hat are recommended.
In Mérida, daytime temperatures are usually around 23-25ºC, but on overcast days they can reach as low as 7-10ºC. In the mountains at night, the temperature can get down to 0ºC, and at higher altitudes it can drop to -5ºC. So goes the saying in the Andes, “summer by day, winter by night”.
Summer wear, shorts, sandals, swimsuit, short sleeve shirt, long pants, long sleeve shirt, warm sweater/fleece jacket, rain jacket, solid walking shoes, sun glasses, sun block, and sun hat are recommended.
In the Gran Sabana, Orinoco Delta, Rio Caura the average range is 20º-27ºC, but at elevations higher than 3,280 feet, the range is 10º-20ºC. Here the differences between the seasons are more pronounced than in the rest of the country. The Amazonas region is warmer than the national average and has plenty of rain.
Summer wear, shorts, sandals, swimsuit, short sleeve shirt, long pants, long sleeve shirt, light sweater, warm sweater/fleece jacket (Roraima), rain jacket, solid walking shoes, sun glasses, sun block and sun hat are recommended.
The key to preparing for Venezuela’s varied climates is to bring several layers of non-bulky clothing. For the most part, in the cities, light, casual clothing, comfortable shoes and jeans are appropriate.