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Ecuador Weather in August (Rainfall, Temperatures…) Galapagos, Coast, Andes, & Amazon

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Traveling to Ecuador in August? What’s the weather like? Here’s what to expect from Ecuador weather in August. You’ll learn about temperature, rainfall, humidity, and hours of daylight for each region of Ecuador.

ecuador weather in august

What is Ecuador’s climate? Check out our annual climate chart for all four regions: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, and Amazon.

Each of Ecuador’s 4 regions has unique weather all year long. In this post, you’ll learn about the varying climates across Ecuador during the month of August.

Ecuador Weather in August (Rainfall, Temperatures and Humidity)

While some small countries have just one climatic zone, Ecuador is mega diverse. There are four major regions of the country and many more micro-climates.

To help you plan your trip, we’ll cover the four major regions:

  1. Galapagos Islands (Town of Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island)
  2. Coast (City of Guayaquil)
  3. Andes (City of Quito)
  4. Amazon (City of Puyo)

Unit of measure: Statistics are listed first in Imperial (°F, feet, inches) and second in Metric (°C, meters, millimeters).


galapagos weather in augustGalapagos Weather in August (Puerto Ayora)

The following statistics are based on the town of Puerto Ayora, located on the southern coast of Santa Cruz Island. Weather patterns and temperatures don’t vary much from one island to the next.

  • Elevation: 49 feet / 15 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.4 hours

Galapagos Temperatures in August

  • Average High: 84°F / 29°C
  • Average Low: 65°F / 18°C

Rain in Galapagos in August

  • Average precipitation: 0.5 in. / 13 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 7
  • Average relative humidity: 81%

Learn more about Ecuador currency.


guayaquil weather in augustWeather on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast in August (Guayaquil)

  • Elevation: 30 feet / 9 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.4 hours

Guayaquil Temperatures in August

  • Average High: 84°F / 28°C
  • Average Low: 69°F / 21°C

Rain in Guayaquil in August

  • Average precipitation: —
  • Average days with precipitation: 1
  • Average relative humidity: 75%

Did you know that you can see the blue morpho butterfly on the coast and in the Amazon? We were surprised to see one fly by and land in the grass while picnicking in Guayaquil. Learn more about blue morpho butterflies.

Guayaquil is one of two international airports in Ecuador and is a popular departure point for travel to the Galapagos Islands. The other international airport is located in Quito – high in Ecuador’s mountains.


quito weather in augustWeather in Ecuador’s Andes in August: Quito

  • Elevation: 9223 feet / 2811 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.5 hours

Quito Temperatures in August

  • Average High: 67°F / 19°C
  • Average Low: 49°F / 9°C

Rain in Quito in August

  • Average precipitation: 0.8 in. / 20 mm
  • Average number of days with precipitation: 6
  • Average Relative Humidity: 60%

Otavalo is located north of Quito. If you’re planning to visit, you should check out our travelers guide to Otavalo Market.


amazon weather in augustWeather in Ecuador’s Amazon in August (Puyo)

  • Elevation:  3117 feet / 950 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.4 hours

Amazon Temperatures in August

  • Average High: 72°F / 22°C
  • Average Low: 59°F / 15°C

Rain in the Amazon in August

  • Average precipitation: 13.6 in. / 346 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 30
  • Average relative humidity: 81%

Mangos are popular across the country. And they can be super messy to eat. How do you eat them? Here are three ways to eat a mango plus three steps to peel it.


And that is what to expect from Ecuador weather in August. This is part of a new series about Ecuador weather. Watch for future posts detailing monthly temperatures and rainfall around the country.

Your turn

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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.

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