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Quito weather in December (Ecuador)

What can you expect from the weather in Quito during December? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In December, Quito generally has pleasant temperatures and heavy rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 18°C, while nights can cool down to about 11°C.

Quito in December falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 319 mm for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 13 days of rain.

The city usually sees around 216 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, December may not be the ideal month to visit Quito. August typically offers the best circumstances. While January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Quito climate page with graphs.

 

Quito, monthly averages in December

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 11°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 18°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 44%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 319 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 13 days  
HumidityHumidity 81%  
WindspeedWindspeed  
SunshineSunshine 216 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Ecuador in December

Find out more about the weather in Ecuador and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

For visitors traveling to Quito, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
7/10
Camping
6/10

Interested in more climate information?

This site provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Quito.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to Ecuador? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Ecuador. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal travel conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.