So, what is Ecuador’s weather like? To help you plan your trip, here are all the details on Ecuador’s four climate zones. Ecuador’s weather is quite moderate with just a few exceptions. In this detailed weather chart for Ecuador, you’ll learn the best time to visit the areas you’re interested in.
How’s the Weather in Ecuador?
In this guide, you’ll learn about Ecuador’s climate in the four major parts of the country. Because of the distinct weather patterns, each region needs its own weather chart. Learn more about the cities in Ecuador.
Going from west to east, we’ll cover Ecuador weather in:
- Galapagos Islands (Santa Cruz Island)
- Coast (Guayaquil)
- Andes (Quito)
- Amazon (Puyo)
As you plan your trip, you’ll need to know what to pack and what to expect as you explore this beautiful country.
In this post, you’ll learn about the climate across Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Pacific coast, Andes Mountains, and Amazon jungle. We cover average temperatures (highs and lows) average rainfall, and average number of days with precipitation.
Before we get to the detailed charts, we have a number of climate charts organized by specific months.
Ecuador Weather by Month
Looking for a specific month? We’ve created guides to specific regions in Ecuador by month.
Each month covers the 4 major regions of the country and gives elevation, daylight hours, average high/low temperature, average precipitation, days with precipitation, and average relative humidity.
Just click the month you’re interested in on the following list.
- January: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, Amazon
- February: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, Amazon
- March: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, Amazon
- April: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, Amazon
- May: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, Amazon
- June: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, Amazon
- July: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, Amazon
- August: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, Amazon
- September: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, Amazon
- October: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, Amazon
- November: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, Amazon
- December: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, Amazon
Annual Weather Chart for Ecuador’s 4 Regions
In the following four climate charts for Ecuador, you’ll learn about temperature highs/lows, average rainfall and average days with precipitation in each region. Temperature and rainfall are both listed in imperial and metric (in that order).
Please note: Due to rounding there are some minor discrepancies in between numbers. For more detail, please check each monthly chart (see above).
Galapagos Islands Weather Data (Puerto Ayora)
|High °F / °C||87 / 30||87 / 31||87 / 31||87 / 31||87 / 31||85 / 29||80 / 27||84 / 29||81 / 27||84 / 29||85 / 30||86 / 30|
|Low °F / °C||70 / 21||71 / 22||70 / 21||70 / 21||69 / 21||67 / 19||66 / 19||65/ 18||66 / 19||66 / 19||67 / 19||69 / 21|
|Rain in / mm||3 / 82||4 / 104||4 / 99||2 / 61||5 / 120||2 / 53||1 / 21||0.5 / 13||1 / 20||1 / 27||1 / 35||1 / 22|
Planning a trip to the Galapagos? And here are a few posts you might enjoy:
- Travelers Guide to Galapagos Animals
- 4 Reasons to Visit the Galapagos Islands
- What’s the Best Galapagos Airport? (3 Options)
Ecuador’s Coast Weather Data (Guayaquil)
|High °F / °C||88 / 31||87 / 30||89 / 31||89 / 31||87 / 30||85 / 29||84 28||84 / 28||86 / 30||85 / 29||86 / 30||88 / 31|
|Low °F / °C||74 / 23||75 / 23||76 / 24||75 / 23||74 / 23||72 / 22||70 / 21||69 / 21||70 / 21||71 / 21||72 / 22||73 / 22|
|Rain in / mm||9 / 220||11 / 270||11 / 280||7 / 180||2 / 50||1 / 10||0.1 / 3||–||–||–||–||1 / 30|
Ecuador’s Andes Weather Data (Quito)
|High °F / °C||66 / 18||66 / 18||66 / 18||66 / 18||66 / 18||67 / 19||67 / 19||67 / 19||68 / 20||67 / 19||67 / 19||66 / 18|
|Low °F / °C||50 / 10||50 / 10||50 / 10||51 / 10||51 / 10||49 / 9||49 / 9||49 / 9||49 / 9||49 / 9||49 / 9||50 / 10|
|Rain in / mm||4 / 110||5 / 120||6 / 150||7 / 170||5 / 120||2 / 40||1 / 20||1 / 20||3 / 70||5 / 120||4 / 100||4 / 100|
Quito is home to one of Ecuador’s two international airports (the other is Guayaquil).
Interested in Cuenca? Here is our full guide to Cuenca, Ecuador.
We also created this guide to Cuenca weather. While it is similar to Quito, there are some differences thanks to its lower elevation and distance from the equator.
Baños is another Andean city with a distinct climate. Here’s what to expect for Baños weather.
Ecuador’s Amazon Weather Data (Puyo)
|High °F / °C||70 / 21||70 / 21||70 / 21||72 / 22||70 / 21||68 / 20||71 / 21||72 / 22||72 / 22||72 / 22||72 / 22||70 / 21|
|Low °F / °C||59 / 15||59 / 15||59 / 15||59 / 15||60 / 15||58 / 15||58 / 15||59 / 15||59 / 15||61 / 16||61 / 16||59 / 15|
|Rain in / mm||12 / 301||12 / 298||17 / 429||18 / 465||16 / 480||10 / 268||11 / 389||14 / 346||11 / 273||13 / 330||14 / 370||15 / 334|
And there you have it, our detailed Ecuador climate charts for all 4 major regions.
Planning for Ecuador Weather
As you can see, the weather is relatively moderate in Ecuador. One thing you can count on is plenty of sun and plenty of rain (depending on the season).
To be prepared, the most important gear you can bring is a good sun hat and a sturdy umbrella. Of course, your umbrella can serve to protect you from both sun and rain – but it can be hard to take pictures with one hand full of your umbrella.
To help you make a good choice for your gear, we put these guides together.
- Best Travel Umbrellas for Rainy Cities (7 Factor Guide)
- Best Sun Protection Hats (Buyers Guide)
- Best Dry Bags for Galapagos and Amazon Treks
If you expect the unexpected, then you’ll be prepared. It’s a good idea to travel with these few basics – and then a surprise rain shower or strong equatorial sun won’t take the fun out of your day.
So, What’s Ecuador’s Climate?
Basically, it is very moderate. It rains a lot in the rainforest, the temperature hardly changes in the Galapagos, and the Andes has a spring-like climate all year long.
Ready to explore Ecuador? Check out our Ecuador Travel Guide
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