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

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

ecuador weather in march

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 March.

Ecuador Weather in March (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 march

Galapagos Weather in March (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 March

  • Average High: 87°F / 30.6°C
  • Average Low: 70°F / 21.1°C

Rain in Galapagos in March

  • Average precipitation: 3.9 in. / 99 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 13
  • Average relative humidity: 77%

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guayaquil weather in marchWeather on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast in March (Guayaquil)

  • Elevation: 30 feet / 9 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.5 hours

Guayaquil Temperatures in March

  • Average High: 89°F / 31°C
  • Average Low: 76°F / 24°C

Rain in Guayaquil in March

  • Average precipitation: 11.3 in. / 280 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 21
  • Average relative humidity: 80%

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.

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quito weather in march

Weather in Ecuador’s Andes in March: Quito

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

Quito Temperatures in March

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

Rain in Quito in March

  • Average precipitation: 6 in. / 150 mm
  • Average number of days with precipitation: 18
  • Average Relative Humidity: 80%

Cuenca is located at a slightly lower altitude than Quito and has similar weather. Learn more about Quito in this set of 17 Facts about Quito.

amazon weather in march

Weather in Ecuador’s Amazon in March (Puyo)

  • Elevation:  3117 feet / 950 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.5 hours

Amazon Temperatures in March

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

Rain in the Amazon in March

  • Average precipitation: 16.9 in. / 429 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 31
  • Average relative humidity: 90%

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

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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 Travel.

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