Climate and Average Weather in Ecuador

Although Equador is not a particularly large country, there is great variety in the climate, largely determined by altitude. It is mild year-round in the mountain valleys; humid in the tropical Pacific coastal areas and the lowlands are covered with rain forests. Because of its location at the equator, Ecuador experiences little variation in daylight hours during the course of a year.

It is quite difficult to name one period as the overall best travel time for Ecuador. Based on temperatures and precipitation, we would suggest July, August and to a slightly lesser extent September for a holiday in Ecuador. If you're visiting the beautiful Galápagos islands, you'll find that the warm rainy season from January to April is the best time for snorkeling; the rest of the year the water is cooler, around 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit).

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

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Islands of Ecuador

Regions in Ecuador