So, Cuenca is famous for it’s “spring-like” climate. Warm days and cool nights. But what does it really mean?
In our news series: Whats Your Question About Cuenca, Ecuador? Lionel Riley asks:
We all hear about Cuenca’s spring-like weather and houses with no ac/heating. I’ve been looking at the nighttime temperatures and they seem to average in the mid-forties. I live in the San Francisco Bay area and temperatures in the mid-forties at night is cold. How does one call this spring-like weather?
A few months ago, we discussed What is a “Spring-Like” Climate? but we will try to clarify it somewhat.
“Spring-like” According to What Standard?
Lionel makes a good point. Spring in the San Fransisco Bay area is a little different than a New York spring and even more different than a Northern Ontario (Canada) spring. The term is very subjective.
When we refer to “spring-like” here in Cuenca, we are talking from our perspective. We are Canadians and spring in our home province of Nova Scotia is a perfect time of year. Its warm in the day (t-shirt weather – yet another subjective term) and cool (sweater weather) in the evenings.
Cuenca is like this. The sun is hot in the day and it cools off significantly at night. It rains a fair amount – often without much warning.
If you are from Southern California you might find the evenings cooler than you are used to. The sun is different than the southern States. Although it doesn’t get that “hot” it feels very hot because of the strength of the sun here on the equator.
So if you are coming to visit, you’ll want more than sandals and shorts. A long sleeve t-shirt and rain jacket are also in order. Oh – and shorts aren’t a very common sight here. Light pants might help you fit in a bit better.