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

Posted in: Ecuador Travel, Ecuador Weather

Are you visiting Ecuador in September? What’s the weather like across the country? Here’s what to expect from Ecuador weather in September. You’ll learn about temperature, rainfall, humidity, and hours of daylight for each region of Ecuador.

ecuador weather in september

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

Ecuador has 4 primary regions – each with unique weather patterns. In this post, you’ll learn about the varying climates across Ecuador during the month of September.

Ecuador Weather in September (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 following four regions of Ecuador:

  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 septemberGalapagos Weather in September (Puerto Ayora)

The following statistics are based on the town of Puerto Ayora, located on the southern coast of Santa Cruz Island. From a visitor’s perspective, the 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 September

  • Average High: 81°F / 27°C
  • Average Low: 66°F / 19°C

Rain in Galapagos in September

  • Average precipitation: 0.8 in. / 20 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 12
  • Average relative humidity: 81%

Sure, the Galapagos Islands are famous for the three booby birds (blue-footed, red-footed, and Nazca) but what about some of the others? Learn more about the Galapagos hawk and the swallow-tailed gull.


guayaquil weather in septemberWeather on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast in September (Guayaquil)

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

Guayaquil Temperatures in September

  • Average High: 86°F / 30°C
  • Average Low: 70°F / 21°C

Rain in Guayaquil in September

  • Average precipitation: —
  • Average days with precipitation: 2
  • 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. Ecuador’s other international airport is located in Quito – high in Ecuador’s mountains.


quito weather in septemberWeather in Ecuador’s Andes in September: Quito

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

Quito Temperatures in September

  • Average High: 68°F / 20°C
  • Average Low: 49°F / 9°C

Rain in Quito in September

  • Average precipitation: 3.1 in. / 70 mm
  • Average number of days with precipitation: 11
  • Average Relative Humidity: 70%

Cuenca is located at a slightly lower altitude than Quito and has similar weather. That means it can rain without much warning. Here are some of our favorite rainy day activities in Cuenca.

Worried about not finding a hotel room in Ecuador? Check this guide to holidays in Ecuador – and know when the busy times are.


amazon weather in septemberWeather in Ecuador’s Amazon in September (Puyo)

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

Amazon Temperatures in September

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

Rain in the Amazon in September

  • Average precipitation: 10.8 in. / 273 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 30
  • Average relative humidity: 79%

Learn more about chicha – a fermented saliva-based drink found in Ecuador’s Amazon region.


And there you have it: Ecuador weather in September. 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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