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

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Planning a trip to Ecuador in May? Here’s what to expect from Ecuador weather in May. You’ll learn about temperature, rainfall, humidity, and hours of daylight for each region of Ecuador.

ecuador weather in may

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

In this post, you’ll learn about the varying climates across Ecuador during the month of May. Ecuador has a diverse climate. Each of the 4 regions has unique weather all through the year.

Ecuador Weather in May (Rainfall and Temperatures)

While some small countries have just one climatic zone, Ecuador is very diverse. There are 4 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 mayGalapagos Weather in May (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 May

  • Average High: 87°F / 31°C
  • Average Low: 69°F / 21°C

Rain in Galapagos in May

  • Average precipitation: 4.7 in. / 120 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 9
  • Average relative humidity: 78%

More reading: The Bizarre Story of Floreana Island, Galapagos


guayaquil weather in mayWeather on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast in May (Guayaquil)

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

Guayaquil Temperatures in May

  • Average High: 87°F / 30°C
  • Average Low: 74°F / 23°C

Rain in Guayaquil in May

  • Average precipitation: 2.1 in. / 50 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 9
  • Average relative humidity: 75%

Guayaquil is one of two international airports in Ecuador and is a popular departure point for travel to the Galapagos Islands.

Learn more about Ecuador’s 11 National Parks (and 25 Reserves and Wildlife Refuges)


quito weather in mayWeather in Ecuador’s Andes in May: Quito

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

Quito Temperatures in May

  • Average High: 66°F / 18°C
  • Average Low: 51°F / 10°C

Rain in Quito in May

  • Average precipitation: 4.9 in. / 120 mm
  • Average number of days with precipitation: 16
  • Average Relative Humidity: 80%

Quito is a top tourist destination in Ecuador. In this post, you’ll learn about the 6 Best Things to do in Quito.


amazon weather in mayWeather in Ecuador’s Amazon in May (Puyo)

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

Amazon Temperatures in May

  • Average High: 70°F / 21°C
  • Average Low: 60°F / 15°C

Rain in the Amazon in May

  • Average precipitation: 16.1 in. / 480 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 31
  • Average relative humidity: 86%

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And that is what to expect from Ecuador weather in May. 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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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 Media (content marketing for travel brands). Work with GringosAbroad.

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