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Guide to Guayaquil Weather (Rainfall, Temperature, Humidity…)

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Planning a trip to Guayaquil? Here’s what you need to know about Guayaquil weather – including rainfall, average temperatures (monthly / annual), rainy days, humidity and daylight hours.

Guayaquil weather

Guayaquil Weather: Annual Climate Chart

When you get off the plane in Guayaquil – there will be no doubt that you are in a tropical climate (tropical savanna climate, to be precise). You’ll feel the wall of hot air on your face as you exit the plane and walk across the tarmac to the terminal.

Questions about weather in Ecuador are super common. As you plan your trip (or relocation) to Ecuador, it’s pretty important to know what to expect in regards to rainfall and average temperatures. It’ll affect what you bring and even what you can do.

To help answer those questions, we researched and are publishing the monthly/annual averages for Guayaquil: highs, lows and precipitation. Charts are divided by imperial and metric measurements. I’ve also included rainfall, average temperatures (monthly / annual), days with rain, humidity and daylight hours.

Want to learn more about Guayaquil? Here are 34 of our favorite photos of Guayaquil Ecuador.

Altitude of Guayaquil Ecuador

Guayaquil is located at 30 feet (9 meters) above sea level. The lower altitude means more stable weather – compared to the Andean cities of Cuenca and Quito, where thunderstorms can appear (seemingly) out of thin air.

Annual Weather Chart for Guayaquil Ecuador (Fahrenheit / Inches)

Climate data for Guayaquil, Ecuador
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High °F 88 87 89 89 87 85 84 84 86 85 86 88 86
Avg Low °F 74 75 76 75 74 72 70 69 70 71 72 73 72
Rain (in.) 7.9 13.1 12.4 8.2 2.5 1.3 0.6 0.05 0.06 0.22 1.1 2.7 49.7
Rainy Days 12 14 15 10 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 59
Humidity* 75% 80% 80% 75% 75% 75% 75% 75% 75% 75% 75% 70% 75%
Hours of Daylight 12.6 12.5 12.5 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.6 12.5

*Humidity refers to Average Relative Humidity

Annual Weather Chart for Guayaquil Ecuador (Celsius / Millimeters)

Climate data for Guayaquil, Ecuador
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High °C 31 30 31 31 30 29 28 28 30 29 30 31 30
Avg Low °C 23 23 24 23 23 22 21 20 21 21 22 22 22
Rain (mm) 200 332 326 208 63 34 16 1 2 6 29 68 1263
Rainy Days 12 14 15 10 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 59
Humidity* 75% 80% 80% 75% 75% 75% 75% 75% 75% 75% 75% 70% 75%
Hours of Daylight 12.6 12.5 12.5 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.6 12.5

*Humidity refers to Average Relative Humidity

Data based on an assortment of charts from across the web.

Iguana Park Guayaquil Ecuador

Pictured is Iguana Park in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil Weather: Planning Your Trip

What do we learn from the charts? It can be a little confusing to sort out the specifics. Here are a few tips for visiting Guayaquil.

  1. Best time of the year to visit Guayaquil: If you aren’t a fan of rain, you might consider visiting during the months of July through November. The cooling effects of the Humbolt Current keeps rain to a minimum.
  2. When is the rainy season in Guayaquil? It can rain a lot during January through April in Guayaquil. The rain can make it a little harder to see the city on foot – and don’t forget that the rain brings an increased level of mosquitos.
  3. Temperatures don’t vary much through the year. What does change is the rain – and the resulting humidity levels.

Guayaquil is a popular stopover city for travelers to the Galapagos or other parts of Ecuador. Guayaquil hasn’t developed its tourism offering as well as other areas of Ecuador. Many visitors spend a maximum of 2 days before heading off to another part of the country. Read more about Guayaquil’s international airport.

Guayaquil Ecuador weather guide

Don’t forget to check which Ecuador holiday overlaps with your travel plans. Some of the larger holidays can fill up hotels, flights and tourist attractions.

Your Turn

When are you planning on visiting Guayaquil? What part of the city will you be visiting? Have a tip to share? Join us in the comments!

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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.

1 comment… add one
  • Isabel Feb 16, 2018, 9:46 pm

    Its true, its hot and very humid, but I don’t let it get to me. I quickly adapt and its so good for my dry skin. Walking around helps to quickly shed off some extra pounds too. Since they eat almost always at the same time periods-
    breakfast, almuerzos (lunch), merienda (dinner) and I’d dare say most eat all 3 meals plus snack on delicious fruits or Ecuadorian yogurt with pan de yuca, its amazing I didn’t meet many obese people. Surprisingly, I-lost-weight!!

    The city is colorful. There are parks with iguanas. The many mangroves and rivers serpentine throughout the city. Some have promenades that provide family entertainment with restaurants and kiosks. The malls are comparable to U.S. malls and its a great escape from the heat. Guayaquil supports the local and international arts. Therefore, throughout the week there is always something fun to do at a museum or theater.

    People are polite and if you befriend them it’ll be hard to leave them. Guayacos, as they are known, are affectionate and love to party. Most enjoy conversing and know their politics very well.

    I obviously only gave my positive perspective. I’m sure there are negative aspects as well.

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