Curious about the spring-like climate in Cuenca? I’ll do my best to explain it.
There seems to be some confusion online about what the expression “spring-like” actually means. Is it icy cold? Or is it beach weather? Just what does spring-like mean?
What is a “Spring-Like” Climate in Cuenca?
Imagine the Northern US / Southern Canada in the months of May/June. But for 12 months of the year.
In the months of May and June, you’ll see lots of rain, lots of sun. Evenings are cool, days are pleasant and occasionally hot. On overcast days, you’ll need a sweater or a shell jacket.
What it doesn’t mean:
- Snow, ice and frostbite
- Heatstroke and 40 degrees (Celsius) or 100 degrees (Fahrenheit)
- Air conditioners or furnaces
What it does mean:
- It will rain
- It will be sunny and warm
- Some days it will be hot
- The evenings can get cool – especially on clear nights.
If you are thinking about visiting the Andes, and specifically the city of Cuenca, you might wonder what you’ll need.
Check out the annual weather chart for Cuenca Ecuador.
- A snow shovel
- Skis or crampons
- Igloo architectural plans
- Short shorts (yeah, they can stay at home, even if you’re going to the coast. No one likes those . . .)
What you will need:
- sunscreen and hat (the sun is strong here)
- raincoat and sweaters
- warm jammies – (I’m told)
- A portable umbrella
The cool rainy season is May to August. It is warm and dry the rest of the year. Of course, it can be rainy any time of year. It just rains more in the rainy season – imagine that!
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