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Crazy Weather in Cuenca, Ecuador

Posted in: Cuenca Ecuador, Ecuador Travel, Living in Ecuador, Traveling Kids

Here in Cuenca the weather is crazy! There is a saying about it: “if it’s sunny in the morning, it surely will rain in the afternoon”.

And boy is that true! The sunnier it is in the morning, the rainier it will be in the afternoon.

Sometimes we will hear thunder and see lighting out of the corner of our eye. But then, when we go over to the window, one side is as bright as the nicest day of summer. And the other side is dark as night.



The weather changes make it very hard to plan a day at the park. You can’t just watch the news and see the forecast. There is no way to predict it. But something that we like to do is if we have plans with friends to go to the park and it doesn’t work out because it’s raining, we just go over to our house and play games. Why let a rainy day ruin the fun?

So that’s the forecast – thanks for reading!

But sometimes it works to go to the park. I hope that if you get to come to Cuenca, this will be your case.

Well, that’s just a weather update! I hope you liked it.


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Meet the Author

Drew Haines is an animal enthusiast, travel writer, and content marketer. She loves to share her passion through her writing. She is the founder and owner of EverywhereWild Media, EverywhereWild, and co-founder and owner of JustBirding. She also guest blogs on LatinRootsTravel and GringosAbroad. She lived in Ecuador for 6 years and explored the Galapagos Islands. Currently based in N.S., Canada.

5 comments… add one
  • Lee Spotswood Dec 5, 2013, 1:04 pm

    Here in the Salinas area the beaches are great and the weather is incredible, never thunders and little if any rain. Can be a somewhat busy and noisy in the high season depending on the time. Otherwise no complaints.

    Are there times in the year there, when it doesn’t rain too bad. Or do you need boots and umbrella year round.

    Thanks Lee

  • Roxana Mar 17, 2013, 11:21 pm

    I’ve been to Atacames too, and the water is warm and enjoyable! Unlike in California(USA) were the water is too cold for me, so I can’t ever go in 🙁

  • Stewart Feb 10, 2013, 1:12 pm

    Someday another option you can take is to go to the beach with your family. Atacames (actually north of Camarones) is where we go. It’s warm and sunny here (all day) when it’s cold and rainy in Quito.

    Take care.

  • Dennis Fahey Jan 20, 2013, 1:20 pm

    Nice photo! And good to know what we’d be in for, if and when we come to Cuenca. Thanks!

  • Big John Jan 9, 2013, 12:32 pm

    Well Drew That sounds just like being in Nova Scotia , Where we say”if you don’t like the weather wait five minutes and it will probably change ”
    Wether here today is +4 C and sunny hope it takesw away some of that dreaded white stuff
    Love BJ

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