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What is Ecuador’s Weather? Annual Climate Charts from Across Ecuador

Posted in: Ecuador Travel, Ecuador Weather

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.

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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:

  1. Galapagos Islands (Santa Cruz Island)
  2. Coast (Guayaquil)
  3. Andes (Quito)
  4. 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 an average number of days with precipitation.

Following these charts, we have a number of climate charts organized by specific months.

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)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
Rainy Days 12 13 13 10 9 6 7 7 24 8 7 9

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Ecuador’s Coast Weather Data (Guayaquil)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
Rainy Days 17 20 21 16 9 4 2 1 2 2 3 7

Here’s our detailed guide to the weather in Guayaquil. Get a glimpse of the beauty of Guayaquil with this set of 34 photos.


Ecuador’s Andes Weather Data (Quito)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
Rainy Days 13 13 18 19 16 11 7 6 11 15 16 15

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 climate

Ecuador’s Amazon Weather Data (Puyo)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
Rainy Days 31 28 31 30 31 30 31 30 30 30 29 31

Learn more about the wildlife you can see in our Guide to Amazon Rainforest Animals. Here are 8 things you should know before visiting the Amazon Rainforest.

And there you have it, our detailed Ecuador climate charts for all 4 major regions.


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.

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December

While some small countries have just one climatic zone, Ecuador is megadiverse. There are 4 major regions and even more microclimates.

To help you plan your trip, we’ll cover the four major regions in each month:

  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 january

Galapagos Weather in January

The following statistics are based on the town of Puerto Ayora, located on the southern coast of Santa Cruz Island. This is one of the most popular towns in the Galapagos. From here, you can catch a boat to Floreana or Isabela Islands.

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 January

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

Rain in Galapagos in January

  • Average precipitation: 3.2 in. / 82 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 12
  • Average relative humidity: 78%

One of our favorite places to visit on Santa Cruz Island is Tortuga Bay. Check out our photos and travel guide.


guayaquil weather in january

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

  • Elevation: 30 feet / 9 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.6 hours

Guayaquil Temperatures in January

  • Average High: 88°F / 31°C
  • Average Low: 74°F / 23°C

Rain in Guayaquil in January

  • Average precipitation: 8.8 in. / 220 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 17
  • 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. The other international airport is located in Quito – high in Ecuador’s mountains.


quito weather in january

Weather in Ecuador’s Andes in January: Quito

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

Quito Temperatures in January

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

Rain in Quito in January

  • Average precipitation: 4.5 in. / 110 mm
  • Average number of days with precipitation: 13
  • Average Relative Humidity: 80%

Cuenca is located at a slightly lower altitude than Quito and has similar weather patterns. The best way to see Cuenca is on foot. Here’s a half-day walking tour of Cuenca that you can take your kids on.


amazon weather in january

Weather in Ecuador’s Amazon in January (Puyo)

  • Elevation:  3117 feet / 950 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.6 hours

Amazon Temperatures in January

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

Rain in the Amazon in January

  • Average precipitation: 11.9 in. / 301 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 31
  • Average relative humidity: 89%

Learn more about Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest.


galapagos weather in february

Galapagos Weather in February (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 February

  • Average High: 87°F / 30.6°C
  • Average Low: 71°F / 21.7°C

Rain in Galapagos in February

  • Average precipitation: 4.1 in. / 104 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 13
  • Average relative humidity: 75%

Keep your bag under the airline limit (and save your back) with our favorite luggage scales for international travelers. In the Galapagos, lighter is always better – as you have to carry your bags more than other destinations.


Guayaquil weather in februaryWeather on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast in February (Guayaquil)

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

Guayaquil Temperatures in February

  • Average High: 87°F / 30°C
  • Average Low: 75°F / 23°C

Rain in Guayaquil in February

  • Average precipitation: 11 in. / 270 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 20
  • 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.

More reading: Guide to Ecuador Souvenirs: 16 Best Things to Get in Ecuador


quito weather in february

Weather in Ecuador’s Andes in February: Quito

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

Quito Temperatures in February

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

Rain in Quito in February

  • Average precipitation: 5.1 in. / 120 mm
  • Average number of days with precipitation: 13
  • Average Relative Humidity: 80%

Cuenca is located at a slightly lower altitude than Quito and has similar weather. Because of its location high in the Andes, the weather in Quito and Cuenca can change quickly.

We recommend bringing an umbrella everytime your leave the hotel (or your house). It can protect from rain and the strong sun. Here are some of our favorite travel umbrellas.


amazon weather in februaryWeather in Ecuador’s Amazon in February (Puyo)

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

Amazon Temperatures in February

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

Rain in the Amazon in February

  • Average precipitation: 11.7 in. / 298 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 28
  • Average relative humidity: 88%

Meet the payara – the vampire fish of the Amazon rainforest.


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%

Want to capture your Galapagos adventure? Here’s how to choose the best camera for travel. We include all the factors to consider, plus our recommendations for the best gear.


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.

Have souvenirs on the mind? Here are some of the most popular things to buy in Ecuador.


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%

Like to try new food? Check out this Guide to Ecuadorian Foods.


galapagos weather in april

Galapagos Weather in April (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 April

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

Rain in Galapagos in April

  • Average precipitation: 2.4 in. / 61 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 10
  • Average relative humidity: 79%

Here are six reasons to visit Floreana Island in the Galapagos.


guayaquil weather in april

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

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

Guayaquil Temperatures in April

  • Average High: 89°F / 31°C
  • Average Low: 75°F / 23°C

Rain in Guayaquil in April

  • Average precipitation: 7.1 in. / 180 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 16
  • 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. The other international airport is located in Quito – high in Ecuador’s mountains.


quito weather in april

Weather in Ecuador’s Andes in April: Quito

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

Quito Temperatures in April

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

Rain in Quito in April

  • Average precipitation: 6.9 in. / 170 mm
  • Average number of days with precipitation: 19
  • Average Relative Humidity: 80%

Cuenca is located at a slightly lower altitude than Quito and has similar weather. Take a tour of Cuenca on a double decker bus with this time lapse video.

Before you book your flight to Ecuador, check this post to get the same flight for cheaper.


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: 6 Reasons to Visit 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%

Will you visit Podocarpus National Park? Here are 7 reasons to put it on your itinerary.

galapagos weather in juneGalapagos Weather in June (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 June

  • Average High: 85°F / 29°C
  • Average Low: 67°F / 19°C

Rain in Galapagos in June

  • Average precipitation: 2.1 in. / 53 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 6
  • Average relative humidity: 80%

Curious about what to bring on your Galapagos trip? Don’t forget a sun hat. The sun is strong and can burn exposed skin quickly. Here’s our guide to the best sun protection hats.


guayaquil weather in juneWeather on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast in June (Guayaquil)

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

Guayaquil Temperatures in June

  • Average High: 85°F / 29°C
  • Average Low: 72°F / 22°C

Rain in Guayaquil in June

  • Average precipitation: 0.7 in. / 10 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 4
  • Average relative humidity: 75%

Love beaches? Ecuador is filled with amazing beaches all along it’s Pacific coast. Check out our Ultimate Guide to 22 Ecuador Beaches and Beach Towns.


quito weather in juneWeather in Ecuador’s Andes in June: Quito

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

Quito Temperatures in June

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

Rain in Quito in June

  • Average precipitation: 1.9 in. / 40 mm
  • Average number of days with precipitation: 11
  • Average Relative Humidity: 70%

See Quito from above on the Teleferiqo gondola lift. Read all about it in our Teleferiqo Travel Guide.

Cuenca is located at a slightly lower altitude than Quito and has similar weather. There are many smaller towns just a short drive from Cuenca. Learn more about Azogues, Gualaceo, and Paute.


amazon weather in juneWeather in Ecuador’s Amazon in June (Puyo)

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

Amazon Temperatures in June

  • Average High: 68°F / 20°C
  • Average Low: 58°F / 15°C

Rain in the Amazon in June

  • Average precipitation: 10.5 in. / 268 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 30
  • Average relative humidity: 82%

Have a sweet tooth? Check out our guide to Ecuador Desserts.

galapagos weather in julyGalapagos Weather in July (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 July

  • Average High: 80°F / 27°C
  • Average Low: 66°F / 19°C

Rain in Galapagos in July

  • Average precipitation: 0.8 in. / 21 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 7
  • Average relative humidity: 81%

Make sure that you can see all the wildlife by bringing a decent pair of binoculars. Here are our top picks for travel binoculars.


guayaquil weather in julyWeather on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast in July (Guayaquil)

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

Guayaquil Temperatures in July

  • Average High: 84°F / 28°C
  • Average Low: 70°F / 21°C

Rain in Guayaquil in July

  • Average precipitation: 0.1 in / 2.54 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 2
  • Average relative humidity: 75%

Do you know what makes Ecuador famous? Learn more in this post: 16 Fameworthy People, Places, and Food.


quito weather in julyWeather in Ecuador’s Andes in July: Quito

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

Quito Temperatures in July

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

Rain in Quito in July

  • Average precipitation: 0.8 in. / 20 mm
  • Average number of days with precipitation: 7
  • Average Relative Humidity: 65%

Quito and Cuenca are popular cities for foreigners. Learn about Living in Ecuador with this detailed guide.


amazon weather in julyWeather in Ecuador’s Amazon in July (Puyo)

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

Amazon Temperatures in July

  • Average High: 71°F / 21°C
  • Average Low: 58°F / 15°C

Rain in the Amazon in July

  • Average precipitation: 10.5 in. / 389 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 31
  • Average relative humidity: 76%

Are you planning to learn some Spanish before your trip? What’s the best way to learn? Here are the four primary methods for learning Spanish compared.

galapagos weather in augustGalapagos Weather in August (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 August

  • Average High: 84°F / 29°C
  • Average Low: 65°F / 18°C

Rain in Galapagos in August

  • Average precipitation: 0.5 in. / 13 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 7
  • Average relative humidity: 81%

Learn more about Ecuador currency.


guayaquil weather in augustWeather on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast in August (Guayaquil)

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

Guayaquil Temperatures in August

  • Average High: 84°F / 28°C
  • Average Low: 69°F / 21°C

Rain in Guayaquil in August

  • Average precipitation: —
  • Average days with precipitation: 1
  • Average relative humidity: 75%

Did you know that you can see the blue morpho butterfly on the coast and in the Amazon? We were surprised to see one fly by and land in the grass while picnicking in Guayaquil. Learn more about blue morpho butterflies.

Guayaquil is 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.


quito weather in augustWeather in Ecuador’s Andes in August: Quito

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

Quito Temperatures in August

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

Rain in Quito in August

  • Average precipitation: 0.8 in. / 20 mm
  • Average number of days with precipitation: 6
  • Average Relative Humidity: 60%

Otavalo is located north of Quito. If you’re planning to visit, you should check out our travelers guide to Otavalo Market.


amazon weather in augustWeather in Ecuador’s Amazon in August (Puyo)

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

Amazon Temperatures in August

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

Rain in the Amazon in August

  • Average precipitation: 13.6 in. / 346 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 30
  • Average relative humidity: 81%

Mangos are popular across the country. And they can be super messy to eat. How do you eat them? Here are three ways to eat a mango plus three steps to peel it.

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.

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?

Planning to learn Spanish before your trip? Here is our readers choice for the best book to learn Spanish.


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.

Galapagos weather in november

Galapagos Weather in November (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 November

  • Average High: 85°F / 29.4°C
  • Average Low: 67°F / 19.4°C

Rain in Galapagos in November

  • Average precipitation: 1.4 in. / 35 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 7
  • Average relative humidity: 78%

Don’t forget to bring a dry bag for your travels! Keep ocean spray and rain off your important gear.


guayaquil weather in november

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

  • Elevation: 30 feet / 9 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.6 hours

Guayaquil Temperatures in November

  • Average High: 86°F / 30°C
  • Average Low: 72°F / 22°C

Rain in Guayaquil in November

  • Average precipitation: 0.1 in. / —
  • Average days with precipitation: 3
  • Average relative humidity: 70%

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.


Quito weather in november

Weather in Ecuador’s Andes in November: Quito

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

Quito Temperatures in November

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

Rain in Quito in November

  • Average precipitation: 4.3 in. / 100 mm
  • Average number of days with precipitation: 16
  • Average Relative Humidity: 80%

Cuenca is located at a slightly lower altitude than Quito and has similar weather. Learn more about visiting Cuenca.


Amazon weather in november

Weather in Ecuador’s Amazon in November (Puyo)

  • Elevation:  3117 feet / 950 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.6 hours

Amazon Temperatures in November

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

Rain in the Amazon in November

  • Average precipitation: 14.5 in. / 370 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 29
  • Average relative humidity: 84%

Learn more about some of the rainforest animals you can see in the Amazon.

Galapagos weather in december

Galapagos Weather in December (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 December

  • Average High: 86°F / 30°C
  • Average Low: 69°F / 20.6°C

Rain in Galapagos in December

  • Average precipitation: 0.9 in. / 22 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 9
  • Average relative humidity: 80%

Learn more about the sally lightfoot crab that you can see in the Galapagos.


Guayaquil weather in December

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

  • Elevation: 30 feet / 9 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.6 hours

Guayaquil Temperatures in December

  • Average High: 88°F / 31°C
  • Average Low: 73°F / 22°C

Rain in Guayaquil in December

  • Average precipitation: 1.2 in. / 30 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 7
  • Average relative humidity: 70%

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.

Learn more about Guayaquil weather in this detailed guide.


Quito weather in December

Weather in Ecuador’s Andes in December: Quito

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

Quito Temperatures in December

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

Rain in Quito in December

  • Average precipitation: 4.1 in. / 100 mm
  • Average number of days with precipitation: 15
  • Average Relative Humidity: 80%

Cuenca is located at a slightly lower altitude than Quito and has similar weather. Take a driving tour of Cuenca in this 12-video post.


Amazon weather in December

Weather in Ecuador’s Amazon in December (Puyo)

  • Elevation:  3117 feet / 950 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.6 hours

Amazon Temperatures in December

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

Rain in the Amazon in December

  • Average precipitation: 13.5 in. / 334 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 31
  • Average relative humidity: 88%

Learn more about Yasuni National Park – a biodiverse area in Ecuador’s Amazon region.


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.

  1. Best Travel Umbrellas for Rainy Cities (7 Factor Guide)
  2. Best Sun Protection Hats (Buyers Guide)
  3. 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.

weather in ecuador

Ready to explore Ecuador? Check out our Ecuador Travel Guide

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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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