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Guide to Baños Ecuador Weather: (Rainfall, Temperature, Humidity…)

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Planning a trip to Baños? Here’s what you need to know about Baños Ecuador weather – including rainfall, average temperatures (monthly / annual), rainy days, humidity and daylight hours.

Banos Ecuador weather

Baños Ecuador Weather: Annual Climate Chart

Baños is known as the Gateway to the Amazon, because it’s the last city before descending into the Amazon River basin. It is located almost 3000 feet lower than the nearest Andean city of Ambato (altitude of 8820 feet). As with all cities located in the Andes mountains, the weather in Baños can change dramatically and very quickly. This is largely due to it’s location in a valley, on the eastern slope of the Andes.

Questions about weather in Ecuador are super common. As you plan your trip (or relocation) to Ecuador, it’s pretty important to know what to expect in regards to rainfall and average temperatures. It will affect what you bring and even what you can do.

To help answer those questions, we researched the monthly/annual averages for Baños: highs, lows and precipitation. This information was not easily accessible. While there are lots of charts, most are incorrect. They either base their climate charts on Ambato (higher altitude) or Puyo (a city in the Amazon). Some charts incorrectly show average temperatures at around the freezing mark.

Charts are divided by imperial and metric measurements. I’ve also included rainfall, average temperatures (monthly / annual), days with rain, humidity and daylight hours.

Altitude of Baños Ecuador

Baños is located at 5,971 feet (1,820 meters) above sea level. This lower altitude (when compared with Quito or Cuenca) makes it a warm weather destination. Baños is known as a rafting, canyoning, and hot springs destination.

Annual Weather Chart for Baños Ecuador (Fahrenheit / Inches)

Climate data for Baños, Ecuador
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High °F 72 72 72 72 72 70 68 70 72 72 73 72 71
Avg Low °F 55 55 55 55 54 54 54 54 54 55 55 55 55
Rain (in.) 3 3.2 4 4.7 5.5 8.2 7.5 6.4 5.4 3.9 2.6 2.6 57
Rainy Days 14 15 18 19 19 17 16 14 15 17 15 14 193
Humidity* 83% 84% 85% 85% 86% 87% 86% 85% 83% 82% 81% 82% 84%
Hours of Daylight 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5

*Humidity refers to Average Relative Humidity

Annual Weather Chart for Baños Ecuador (Celsius / Millimeters)

Climate data for Baños, Ecuador
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High °C 22 22 22 22 22 21 20 21 22 22 23 22 22
Avg Low °C 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13
Rain (mm) 76 81 103 120 140 208 190 162 136 98 66 67 1447
Rainy Days 14 15 18 19 19 17 16 14 15 17 15 14 193
Humidity* 83% 84% 85% 85% 86% 87% 86% 85% 83% 82% 81% 82% 84%
Hours of Daylight 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5

*Humidity refers to Average Relative Humidity

Data based on an assortment of charts from across the web.

Baños Weather: Planning Your Trip

What do we learn from the charts? It can be a little confusing to sort out the specifics. Here are a few tips for visiting Baños.

  1. Best time of the year to visit Baños: To avoid the rain in Baños, you might consider visiting during the months of October through March. Aside from the weather, you might want to visit Baños on a weekday to avoid the weekender crowds.
  2. When is the rainy season in Baños? It can rain a lot during May through September in Baños – and the most during June, July and August.
  3. Temperatures don’t vary much through the year.
  4. Because of it’s location just south of the equator, Baños has an almost constant 12.5 hours of daylight all year long.

Baños is located between Cuenca and Quito. Driving time from Cuenca to Baños is 6 hrs. From Quito to Baños is about 3 hrs.

Banos weather in Ecuador

Don’t forget to check which Ecuador holiday overlaps with your travel plans. Some of the larger holidays can fill up hotels, flights and tourist attractions.

Your Turn

When are you planning on visiting Baños? What part of the city will you be visiting? Have a tip to share? Join us in the comments!

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Meet the Author

Bryan Haines is co-editor of GringosAbroad - Ecuador's largest blog for expats and travelers. He is a travel blogger and content marketer. He is also co-founder of ClickLikeThis (GoPro tutorial blog) and Storyteller Media (content marketing for travel brands). Work with GringosAbroad.

3 comments… add one
  • Lourdes Alfonso Oct 29, 2017, 11:32 pm

    Hello,
    I agree with all the comments about Banos. My daughter and I were there in September last year. We spent most of our time in Quito and visited other cities such Banos, Mindo and Esmeraldas. We were in Banos for four days and three nights. It’s a beautiful little city with lots of waterfalls; hot springs and the best city for having a great time. Our Hostal (BnB) was conveniently located, within walking distance to restaurants; shops; Bars and Night Clubs… the clubs were filled with “party goers” dancing to Salsa and other pop music. We went club hopping in Banos… it was amazing.
    Even though it was in early September, it didn’t rain any of the days while we were in Banos.
    Tip: Best time to visit the hot springs is after 7:00 p.m.

    Lourdes
    Montreal, QC, Canada.

  • Gerry Sauve Oct 28, 2017, 1:20 pm

    Baños is an awesome place. Was there in 2015 and plan on returning. The people of Ecuador are the friendliest of any country I have visited. Thanks for the information.
    Gerry from Canada.

  • Lowanda Oct 28, 2017, 10:40 am

    My husband, son and I moved from Orlando, Florida to Puerto Cayo almost two years ago. My son is a realtor here on the coast. My husband and I are retired. We live on the beach and really like it here. I can get the basic weather on my iPhone. I do not know what website to get more detailed weather information. What are your suggestions? As you probably know, the weather on the coastal area has been really different this year. We have had dreary weather and cooler since the middle of May. Only approximately 18 days of sun. No sunsets. Thank you so much for any suggestions you can give me. Your newsletters are informative.

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