Climate comparison



All information: Ecuador
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Climate zoneTropicsSubtropics to Tropics
Latitudes1° 17' N to 4° 23' S32° 38' N to 14° 32' N
Distance to equator0 - 500 km1,600 - 3,600 km
Annual valuesEcuadorMexico
Ø Daytime maximum temperature25.60 °C29.80 °C
Ø Daily low temperature17.30 °C16.20 °C
Ø Water temperature23.40 °C25.50 °C
Ø Humidity76 %66 %
Precipitation1,551 mm891 mm
Rain days123.6 days69.6 days
Hours of sunshine1,497 hrs.2,738 hrs.

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Daily maximum temperatures

The highest daytime temperatures in Ecuador are reached in April with an average of 26.9 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, with an average of just 24.4 °C. In Mexico, May is the warmest month, with 33.0 °C. There, it is coolest in January with an average of 24.8 °C.

Night time lows

At night, it cools down to varying degrees depending on the country and altitude. In Ecuador, temperatures drop as low as 16.1 °C in September. The warmest nights are in April at 18.3 °C. In Mexico, it is coolest at night in January at 10.9 °C and warmest in August at 20.5 °C. This corresponds to a cooling of 7.6 to 8.7 °C in Ecuador and 11.5 to 15.5 °C in Mexico.

Water temperatures


The humidity of the air depends to a large extent on the air temperature. The warmer the air, the more water it can absorb. At a temperature of 25°C it is 23 grams per cubic meter, at 30 degrees it is already 26 grams. Therefore, the air humidity is given as a relative value to the temperature-dependent maximum amount. It becomes unpleasant when high humidity is combined with high temperatures.


Humidex is an approximate, sensed temperature calculated on the basis of air temperature, dew point and humidity. It was developed in 1965 by the Canadian meteorologists J. M. Masterton and F. A. Richardson. Since the wind speed is ignored here, it is not very meaningful in areas below approx. 15°C. Above that, it is more reliable, since at higher temperatures humidity plays a greater role than wind.

Rain days per month

By definition, a rain day is a day on which at least 0.1 liters of precipitation per m² fall. This corresponds to a 1 square meter puddle in which the water stands 0.1 mm high — insofar as the water does not seep away or evaporate. So it does not have to rain all day long. February brings the most rainy days (15.2) in Ecuador. With an average of only 6.0 days, September is the friendliest. In Mexico, it rains most often in September with 11.3 days.

Precipitation amount per day

Depending on the season and the location of a country, the wind brings a varying amount of water with it. As a rule, the water evaporating in the oceans is absorbed and then transported inland. The greatest amount of rain (hail or dew are also forms of precipitation) in Ecuador occurs in February, when about 7.9 liters per square meter fall per day. In Mexico, the average amount of precipitation ranges from 0.6 liters per day in March to 5.8 in September. However, these are average values. If you consider that there are only 15.2 rainy days in Ecuador in February, each of them accounts for about 15.6 liters.

Sunshine hours per day

With 2,738 hours of sunshine per year, Mexico is in the lead. The most hours of sunshine (8.7 per day) are in May. Ecuador falls into second place with only 1,497 hours. There the sun is visible in December for only 3.7 hours per day, so not hidden behind clouds.

Hours of daylight

The length of a day varies throughout the year and depends on the distance from the equator. In April, the day in Ecuador is only 12.1 hours long. In January, on the other hand, it is 12.2 hours. In Mexico, it is 10.8 hours in December and 13.6 in June.
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