What Is the Weather Like in Ecuador?


Seasons in Ecuador have nothing to do with temperature – instead there is a dry season and a wet season. In Ecuador, the winter season is hot and wet, and the summer is dry and cold. Ecuador’s dry, summer season falls between May and December. January to April is Ecuador’s wet wintertime. There is not much of a transition between the seasons.

Most of Ecuador has mild temperatures year-round. In the highlands of the Andes, the temperatures are usually cooler. The average temperature in Quito is in the mid-60s Fahrenheit (17 – 18 degrees Celsius).

Coastal cities, like Guayaquil, have a warmer, tropical climate, and the temperature varies from the low 70s to high 80s (20 – 30 degrees Celsius).

The Oriente jungle is wet throughout the year, and experiences sudden, intense rainfall even during its dry season. It is also warm throughout the year.

The Galápagos Islands are warmer in the dry, sunny season, although the water around the island chain gets cooler during this period. If you plan on snorkeling, bring a wet suit.