Riobamba weather in May (Chimborazo Province, Ecuador)

What can you expect from the weather in Riobamba during May? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In May, Riobamba generally has moderate temperatures and heavy rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 15°C, while nights can cool down to about 5°C.

Riobamba in May usually receives heavy rainfall, averaging around 165 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 14 days.

The area experiences limited sunny days, amounting to roughly 74 hours of sunshine. This makes it perfect for those who lean towards cooler, cloudier settings rather than intense sunlit days

If your ideal day consists of dry skies and moderate temperatures August generally stands out with the best circumstances. While January, February, March, April, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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


Riobamba, monthly averages in May

Min Temperature 5°C  
Max Temperature 15°C  
Chance of Rain 47%  
Precipitation 165 mm  
Rainy days 14 days  
Humidity 89% *  
Sunshine 74 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Puyo, Ecuador (69 KM, 43 Miles).

Where to go in Ecuador in May

Find out more about the weather in Ecuador in May and which places have the best weather 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 Riobamba in May?

Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay.

What To Do

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


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