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Climate and weather of Ecuador



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Ecuador




 

Climate

 
Ecuador has three different climatic zones.

Temperatures are mild in the mountains (10 to 25° throughout the year depending on altitude) and consistently high on the coast (28 to 30°) and in the interior plain (32°). Annual rainfall is higher in the interior plain (2 500 mm) than in the central mountains (1 000 mm) and on the coast (300 to 1000 mm).

The coast (west of Ecuador)
The coast has a tropical climate with a short rainy season and a long dry season. Rainfall ranges between 300 and 1 000 mm per year. Humidity is high throughout the year.

Rainy season (January to April)
Temperatures are stable (28 to 30°), rainfall is moderate and sunshine is high.

Dry season (May to December)
Temperatures are stable (28 to 30°) and rainfall is rare or nonexistent. Sunsine is very low in June to August and September (a thick fog is continuously present).

The central mountains
The mountains located in the center of Ecuador have a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season. Rainfall reaches 1 000 mm per year and temperatures lose one degree every two hundred meters.

Rainy season (October to May)
Temperatures are constant (10 to 25° depending on altitude) and rainfall is high. The sun shines between four and five hours per day (the sky is generally clear in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon).

Dry season (June to September)
Temperatures are stable (10 to 25° depending on altitude) and rainfall is low. Sunshine is high (seven to eight hours per day).

The interior plain (east of Ecuador)
The interior plain has an equatorial climate. Rainfall is abundant and regular throughout the year (2 500 mm per year). Temperatures are stable (32°).

 When to go to Ecuador (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Ecuador is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Quito (Capital of Ecuador)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
19°
19°
19°
19°
19°
20°
min
11°
11°
11°
11°
11°
10°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
20°
20°
21°
20°
20°
19°
min
10°
10°
10°
10°
10°
11°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
70
110
120
150
100
30
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
20
30
80
110
80
80

Manta

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
31°
31°
31°
31°
31°
30°
min
23°
23°
23°
23°
22°
22°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
29°
30°
29°
29°
30°
30°
min
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
22°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
40
90
60
20
...
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
...
...
...

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Ecuador are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Ecuador weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Ecuador, a country located in South America, is bordered by Peru to the east and to the south, by the Pacific Ocean to the west and by Colombia to the north.

Capital: Quito
Area: 283 000 kmē
Population: 15 600 000 inhabitants
Language: Spanish
Currency: US dollar

Ecuador










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