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°).
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