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Quito weather in May (Ecuador)

Curious about the May weather in Quito? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In May, Quito generally has pleasant temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 19°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 11°C.

Quito in May falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 283 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 16 days of the month will see rainfall.

The area enjoys a balanced 165 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Quito. August typically offers the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

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

 

Quito, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 11°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 19°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 53%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 283 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 16 days  
HumidityHumidity 80%  
WindspeedWindspeed  
SunshineSunshine 165 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Ecuador in May

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

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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
6/10
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.