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

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

ecuador weather in october

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 October.

Ecuador Weather in October (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 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 october

Galapagos Weather in October (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 October

  • Average High: 84°F / 29°C
  • Average Low: 66°F / 19°C

Rain in Galapagos in October

  • Average precipitation: 1.1 in. / 27 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 8
  • Average relative humidity: 78%

Don’t forget to bring your camera to the Galapagos! Thinking about getting a new one for the trip? This guide will help you choose the best travel for camera – and I include specific recommendations.


guayaquil weather in october

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

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

Guayaquil Temperatures in October

  • Average High: 85°F / 29°C
  • Average Low: 71°F / 21°C

Rain in Guayaquil in October

  • Average precipitation: —
  • Average days with precipitation: 2
  • Average relative humidity: 75%

Guayaquil is home to one of two international airports in Ecuador and is a popular departure point for travel to the Galapagos Islands. It is also Ecuador’s largest city. Learn more about the other cities in Ecuador.


quito weather in october

Weather in Ecuador’s Andes in October: Quito

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

Quito Temperatures in October

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

Rain in Quito in October

  • Average precipitation: 5 in. / 120 mm
  • Average number of days with precipitation: 15
  • Average Relative Humidity: 75%

Cuenca is located at a slightly lower altitude than Quito and has similar weather. Cuenca is popular among expat and travelers. What’s it like to live in Cuenca Ecuador?

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amazon weather in october

Weather in Ecuador’s Amazon in October (Puyo)

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

Amazon Temperatures in October

  • Average High: 72°F / 22°C
  • Average Low: 61°F / 16°C

Rain in the Amazon in October

  • Average precipitation: 13 in. / 330 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 30
  • Average relative humidity: 81%

Learn more about the powerful harpy eagle. It has a range from Mexico to South America and is considered the world’s most powerful eagle.


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

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