Ecuador weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Ecuador weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Ecuador is expected to be 22°C, while the average maximum temperature in August is 21°C. The holiday weather guide shown below is for Quito.

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Ecuador weather averages

Check Ecuador weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Ecuador are January, August, September and December with an average maximum temperature of 21°C. The sunniest months are July and August with on average 6 hours of bright sunshine per day. The month with the least number of days with some rain is July with 10 days. The Ecuador weather averages shown below are for Quito.

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Ecuador weather today

Here is the weather in Ecuador today, Friday 18th August 2017. Expect isolated thunderstorms in Ecuador with a maximum temperature of 22°C and 5 hours of bright sunshine. There are 5-10 mm of rainfall expected with 72% chance of some rain and a gentle breeze of 19 kph from the west. The weather forecast shown below is for Quito.

  • 22
    °C maximum temperature
  • 12
    °C minimum temperature
  • isolated thunderstorms
  • 5
    hours of sunshine
  • 72
    % chance of some rain
  • <10
    mm of rainfall expected
  • 0
    no heat & humidity
  • 19
    kph wind from W

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Ecuador weather overview

As its name suggests, Ecuador lies on the Equator. It has a varied topography in which a narrow, low-lying coastal plain rises steeply to a mountainous interior. The forested lowlands to its east form part of the Amazon Basin. These elements give it a climate as varied as its terrain. On the coast, temperatures and humidity are high throughout the year and you should go prepared for downpours during the December to April rainy season.

Rain is heavier towards the north, falling off the further south you go along the coastline. Up in the Andes, temperatures drop the higher up you go and the tallest peaks are covered in snow for much of the year.

In the middle altitudes, conditions are pleasant and spring-like: days are warm but never too hot and nights, although cool, are never cold and frosty. However, go prepared for rain, which falls largely between September and May, arriving mainly in the afternoon and evening.

Prepare for even more rain if you plan to visit the equatorial lowlands of the Amazon Basin which are hot, muggy and wet all year.

What to pack for Ecuador weather

Pack light cotton clothing for visits to the coast and warmer to heavy wear for mountain trips. Rainwear is always useful.

Ecuador holiday weather averages by month

Check Ecuador holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Ecuador weather with the USA

Below the Ecuador weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Ecuador (Quito) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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