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

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Will you be visiting Ecuador in December? Here’s what to expect from Ecuador weather in December. You’ll learn about temperature, rainfall, humidity, and hours of daylight for each region of Ecuador.

Ecuador weather in December

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 December.

Ecuador Weather in December (Rainfall, Temperatures, 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 microclimates.

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 december

Galapagos Weather in December (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: 12.5 hours

Galapagos Temperatures in December

  • Average High: 86°F / 30°C
  • Average Low: 69°F / 20.6°C

Rain in Galapagos in December

  • Average precipitation: 0.9 in. / 22 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 9
  • Average relative humidity: 80%

Learn more about the sally lightfoot crab that you can see in the Galapagos.


Guayaquil weather in December

Weather on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast in December (Guayaquil)

  • Elevation: 30 feet / 9 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.6 hours

Guayaquil Temperatures in December

  • Average High: 88°F / 31°C
  • Average Low: 73°F / 22°C

Rain in Guayaquil in December

  • Average precipitation: 1.2 in. / 30 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 7
  • Average relative humidity: 70%

Guayaquil is home to 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.

Learn more about Guayaquil weather in this detailed guide.


Quito weather in December

Weather in Ecuador’s Andes in December: Quito

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

Quito Temperatures in December

  • Average High: 66°F / 18°C
  • Average Low: 50°F / 10°C

Rain in Quito in December

  • Average precipitation: 4.1 in. / 100 mm
  • Average number of days with precipitation: 15
  • Average Relative Humidity: 80%

Cuenca is located at a slightly lower altitude than Quito and has similar weather. Take a driving tour of Cuenca in this 12-video post.


Amazon weather in December

Weather in Ecuador’s Amazon in December (Puyo)

  • Elevation:  3117 feet / 950 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.6 hours

Amazon Temperatures in December

  • Average High: 70°F / 21°C
  • Average Low: 59°F / 15°C

Rain in the Amazon in December

  • Average precipitation: 13.5 in. / 334 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 31
  • Average relative humidity: 88%

Learn more about Yasuni National Park – a biodiverse area in Ecuador’s Amazon region.


And that is what to expect from Ecuador weather in December. 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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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 Travel.

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