The climate in EcuadorAverage daytime and nighttime temperatures
All climate diagrams on this page come from the collected data of 20 weather stations.
Weather stations at an altitude above 3120m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.
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Due to its location on the equator, the country's average temperatures are almost identical throughout the year. Only the Antarctic Humboldt Current provides somewhat lower temperatures and lower humidity on the coast from July on. While the Pacific Ocean is tropically warm, the Andean highlands (2,000 to 3,000 meters) have a temperate climate. The mountains cause temperature differences of up to 20 degrees during the day. Snow falls only at altitudes above 3,500 meters. Different seasons are hardly noticeable in the Sierra. In the rainforest of the Amazon lowlands, the tropical climate is most pronounced and most precipitation falls in the first half of the year.
Hours of sunshine per day
Rain days per month
Precipitation in mm/day
Relative humidity in %
Absolute humidity in g/m³
Regions in EcuadorAll figures per year. For detailed climate data click on the name of the region.
max Ø day
min Ø night
|Galapagos||28.5 °C||21.9 °C||2,300 h||66||526 l||79.0 %|
|Coast||29.7 °C||21.3 °C||986 h||97||1,537 l||75.0 %|
|East||20.8 °C||10.7 °C||1,570 h||169||1,862 l|
|Sierra||23.5 °C||15.1 °C||1,168 h||163||2,208 l||75.0 %|
Temperature records of the last 64 yearsThe hottest temperature measured from 1958 to September 2022 was reported by the Nuevo Rocafuerte weather station. In September 2010, the record temperature of 37.4 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 17 weather stations in Ecuador below 3,120 meters altitude, was recorded in 1997 with an average temperature of 22.4 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every four to six hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 19.7 degrees Celsius.
The coldest day in these 64 years was reported by the La Concordia weather station. Here the temperature dropped to zero °C in February 2019. La Concordia lies at an altitude of 360 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1963 with an average temperature of 12.2 °C. In Ecuador, it is usual to have about 8.9 degrees more at 21.1 °C for this three-month period.
The most precipitation fell in November 1997. With 37.8 mm per day, the Pichilingue weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 64 years. Incidentally, the region with the most rainfall for the whole year is around Puyo. The driest region is near Porto Viejo.