The City of Eternal Spring or Eternal Summer?


So far in my life, I have lived in two cities that were nicknamed "The City of Eternal Spring": Cochabamba, Bolivia and Medellín, Colombia. When I researched Medellín's weather patterns before arriving, I realized why Medellin might be called the "City of Eternal Spring": year-round, the city's average temperature barely reaches above or below 75 degrees Fahrenheit. I've been enjoying the majority of sunny days since I've been here, and it's likely one of the main reasons that Medellín attracts many foreigners to visit, or even live in, the city.

What makes this environment special or different?:

Medellín is located in a valley between tall, verdant mountains. It is also situated along the Medellín River, which has long been an important source of water for communities living in and near Medellín. Medellín is most notable for its temperate climate, meaning that most days are sunny, but not too hot. However, when it's not sunny, you might be surprised to hear that it's most likely pouring rain instead! I have seen many days transform from pleasant, sunny weather to an intense rainstorm in a heartbeat. Sometimes I've even had to run home through heavy rain because I hadn't come prepared with a raincoat or umbrella.