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Guide to Quito Ecuador Weather: (Rainfall, Temperature, Humidity…)

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Planning a trip to Quito? Here’s what you need to know about Quito Ecuador weather – including rainfall, average temperatures (monthly / annual), rainy days, humidity and daylight hours.

Quito Ecuador weather

Quito Ecuador Weather: Annual Climate Chart

When you get off the plane in Quito – you might feel the hot equatorial sun, the cool night air or maybe an Andean rainstorm The weather in Quito changes dramatically and sometimes very quickly. This is largely due to it’s altitude. See more below.

Questions about weather in Ecuador are super common. As you plan your trip (or relocation) to Ecuador, it’s pretty important to know what to expect in regards to rainfall and average temperatures. It will affect what you bring and even what you can do.

To help answer those questions, we researched the monthly/annual averages for Quito: highs, lows and precipitation. Charts are divided by imperial and metric measurements. I’ve also included rainfall, average temperatures (monthly/annual), days with rain, humidity and daylight hours.

Altitude of Quito Ecuador

Quito is located at 9,350 feet (2,850 meters) above sea level. This high altitude, combined with the mountains around the city can result in thunderstorms that appear (seemingly) out of thin air.

Read more about Quito’s location on the equator.

Annual Weather Chart for Quito Ecuador (Fahrenheit / Inches)

Climate data for Quito, Ecuador
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High °F 70 70 69 70 70 70 71 72 72 71 70 70 70
Avg Low °F 50 50 50 50 50 50 49 49 49 49 50 50 50
Rain (in.) 3.3 4.4 5.8 6.7 4.2 1.6 0.8 1.1 2.7 4.5 4.3 4 43.2
Rainy Days 10 11 15 15 13 7 5 5 11 14 11 11 128
Humidity* 75% 80% 80% 80% 80% 70% 65% 60% 70% 75% 75% 80% 80%
Hours of Daylight 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5

*Humidity refers to Average Relative Humidity

Annual Weather Chart for Quito Ecuador (Celsius / Millimeters)

Climate data for Quito, Ecuador
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High °C 21 21 21 21 21 21 22 22 22 22 21 21 21
Avg Low °C 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 9 10 10 10 10
Rain (mm) 83 111 147 171 105 49 22 28 69 115 108 100 1098
Rainy Days 10 11 15 15 13 7 5 5 11 14 11 11 128
Humidity* 75% 80% 80% 80% 80% 70% 65% 60% 70% 75% 75% 80% 80%
Hours of Daylight 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5

*Humidity refers to Average Relative Humidity

Data based on an assortment of charts from across the web.

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Quito Weather: Planning Your Trip

What do we learn from the charts? It can be a little confusing to sort out the specifics. Here are a few tips for visiting Quito.

  1. Best time of the year to visit Quito: To avoid the rain in Quito, you might consider visiting during the months of June through September.
  2. When is the rainy season in Quito? It can rain lot during October through May in Quito – and the most during March and April.
  3. Temperatures don’t vary much through the year. What does change is the rain – and the resulting humidity levels.
  4. Because of it’s location on the equator, Quito has a consistent 12.5 hours of daylight all year long.

Quito is home to one of two international airports in Ecuador. Many travelers to the Galapagos and the Amazon first arrive in Quito.

Weather in Quito Ecuador
With a surprise rainstorm just around every corner, don’t forget to bring your umbrella. Need a good one? Here are some of the best travel umbrellas.

Don’t forget to check which Ecuador holiday overlaps with your travel plans. Some of the larger holidays can fill up hotels, flights and tourist attractions.

Interested to learn more about the weather across the country? Check out our Guide to Ecuador Weather: Climate Charts for all 4 Regions

Your Turn

When are you planning on visiting Quito? What part of the city will you be visiting? Have a tip to share? Join us in the comments!

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