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CLIMATE OF THE PACIFIC COAST OF ECUADOR

Climate of the Pacific coast of Ecuador

INFO ON WEATHER, RAINFALL, SEASONS & CLIMATE PACIFIC COAST ECUADOR Graphs: hours of sunshine, overcast, rainfall, temperatures, etc.

The northwest Pacific coast of Ecuador has a wet tropical seasonal climate, with a rainy season from May through December. Along the coast, annual rainfall quickly drops from North to South, as the climate transitions from the some of the wettest regions in the World, the Choco region in Colombia to the Peruvian desert coast. The reason why the South is desert dry is because the Humboldt current is a cold current from Antarctica, and as a result they carry little moisture. As winds have to rise up to the steep Andes Mountains, there is hardly any moisture in the air and rainfall is almost absent at lower elevations.

 

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The Humboldt current turns west towards Galapagos, creating the same dry climate on the Galapagos Islands. North of Guayaquil predominates a warm current, whose humidity is forced down as rain, as the coastal air is forced up upon the Andean mountain chain.

 

So, from the coastal north to the In the coastal south, the climate becomes increasingly dryer. First the wet tropics turn to a climate similar to that of Africa, where the savannahs predominate. That means, a rainy season from January to April and a dry season with almost no rain from May through December. As one travels to the south, the climate gets dryer and dryer with semi-arid conditions in the extreme south.

 

Climatological Information for Portoviejo, Ecuador

  Data
Period

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec
Mean Temperature
(deg. C)
1961-1990 25.9 26.0 28.7 26.2 25.6 24.7 24.1 24.0 24.1 24.4 24.6 25.4
Rainfall Amount (mm) 1961-1990 89.9 114.7 107.1 59.6 26.1 20.3 10.4 2.1 4.0 2.7 4.6 15.9
Days with Rain* 1961-1990 10.0 12.0 12.0 8.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 2.0
 

Climatological Information for Guayaquil, Ecuador

  Data
Period

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec
Mean Temperature
(deg. C)
1961-1990 26.7 26.7 27.1 27.1 26.4 25.2 24.4 24.3 24.8 24.9 25.4 26.4
Rainfall Amount (mm) 1961-1990 230.3 242.3 251.6 153.0 60.3 32.7 10.0 1.0 1.8 2.6 6.1 34.1
Days with Rain* 1961-1990 12.0 14.0 15.0 10.0 4.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.0
 

Climatological Information for Piura, Peru

 

Data
Period


Jan


Feb


Mar


Apr


May


Jun


Jul


Aug


Sep


Oct


Nov


Dec

Mean Maximum
Temperature
(deg. C)

1961-1990

33.4

34.2

34.3

33.2

30.8

28.9

27.9

28.3

29.0

29.6

30.4

32.0

Mean Minimum
Temperature
(deg. C)

1961-1990

20.3

21.4

21.3

19.9

18.3

16.8

15.8

15.6

15.6

16.2

16.9

18.4

Rainfall Amount (mm)

1961-1990

16.9

19.0

32.4

24.4

15.1

5.0

0.5

0.0

0.0

1.1

0.8

1.2

 

For detailed information on climate and weather conditions read:

If you want to learn more about the country, read Ecuador Facts.

 

Cuyabeno Lodge / Neotropic Turis Office in Quito, Ecuador:

Shyris Park Building, Av. de los Shyris N36-188 & Av. Naciones Unidas, Office 608, 6th floor.

Phone: (++593) (0)(2) 292 6153

Cell (mobile) phone: (++593) (0)999 80 3395

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