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Ecuador weather in January

Thinking about venturing to Ecuador this January and curious about the weather conditions to expect? This page holds all the key information you seek, responding to your question:

What is the weather like in Ecuador in January?

Ecuador offers a broad spectrum of weather patterns. In January, one might encounter temperatures that range from moderate to very warm, and precipitation levels ranging from moderate to heavy.

During the day temperatures vary from moderate in Lasso at 15°C to very warm in Nueva Loja at 31°C. At night it cools down to 22°C in Nueva Loja and 6°C in Lasso.

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate rainfall in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno with an average of 32 mm to heavy rainfall in Huigra with 835 mm. The days are mostly sunny, with an average total of around 197 hours of sunshine in Quito. The sunlight during this month doesn't just make the days brighter, it also seems to make everyone a bit more cheerful.

For a closer look at January's conditions in Ecuador, see the map below. For a more detailed look at Ecuador's yearly weather, check out our Ecuador climate page.

Where to go in Ecuador in January

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Ecuador on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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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).

Popular destinations

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Ecuador?

Quito

In January Quito generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Quito
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
18°C 
11°C 
216 hours 
319 mm 
13 days 
poor 
18°C 
10°C 
197 hours 
302 mm 
12 days 
poor 
19°C 
10°C 
144 hours 
317 mm 
15 days 
poor 
Climate in Quito

Guayaquil

In January Guayaquil generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Guayaquil
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
30°C 
23°C 
140 hours 
147 mm 
5 days 
30°C 
23°C 
107 hours 
288 mm 
17 days 
poor 
30°C 
24°C 
112 hours 
444 mm 
18 days 
poor 
Climate in Guayaquil

Cuenca

In January Cuenca generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 16°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Cuenca
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
16°C 
8°C 
156 hours 
186 mm 
13 days 
poor 
16°C 
8°C 
155 hours 
160 mm 
13 days 
16°C 
8°C 
113 hours 
204 mm 
14 days 
poor 
Climate in Cuenca

Puerto Ayora

In January Puerto Ayora generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Puerto Ayora
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
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precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
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conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
27°C 
22°C 
34 mm 
11 days 
29°C 
23°C 
63 mm 
15 days 
30°C 
24°C 
132 mm 
11 days 
Climate in Puerto Ayora

Baños

In January Baños generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Baños
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
18°C 
9°C 
90 hours 
257 mm 
14 days 
poor 
18°C 
9°C 
74 hours 
241 mm 
13 days 
poor 
18°C 
9°C 
75 hours 
272 mm 
15 days 
poor 
Climate in Baños

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Ecuador.

Is January the best time to visit Ecuador?

In our opinion, January may not be the ideal time to visit Ecuador due to the typically poor weather in Quito.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in August offering mostly pleasant weather in Quito. The weather in January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December, on the other hand, tends to be poor.

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