The best times to visit Ambato for ideal weather are

October 8th to April 1st

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Ambato Travel Info

Weather in Ambato


Average temperatures in Ambato vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 39th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Ambato, the hottest months are November, December, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late November where highs are regularly around 72°F (22.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 47.3°F (8.5°C) at night.

Ambato Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Ambato Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Ambato Perceived Temperature (F)


Ambato Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Ambato Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 68.9 57.3 48
Feb 69 57.4 47.5
Mar 68.8 57.6 48.1
Apr 68.4 57 47
May 66.9 56.5 47.4
Jun 64.4 55.1 46.6
Jul 63.3 54.2 45.8
Aug 64.4 54.5 45.4
Sep 65.5 55.3 45.1
Oct 68.4 57.3 46.5
Nov 70.5 58.5 46.9
Dec 68.6 57.8 47.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 20.5 14.1 8.9
Feb 20.6 14.1 8.6
Mar 20.4 14.2 8.9
Apr 20.2 13.9 8.3
May 19.4 13.6 8.6
Jun 18 12.8 8.1
Jul 17.4 12.3 7.7
Aug 18 12.5 7.4
Sep 18.6 12.9 7.3
Oct 20.2 14.1 8.1
Nov 21.4 14.7 8.3
Dec 20.3 14.3 8.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ambato are January, December, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late October to early November. For example, on the week of October 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late August to early September with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of August 27th.

When can you find snow in Ambato? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Ambato.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ambato (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 13% 0 1.4
Feb 17% 0 1.9
Mar 18% 0 1.8
Apr 21% 0 3.1
May 19% 0 1.9
Jun 31% 0 2.7
Jul 28% 0 2.5
Aug 23% 0 2
Sep 14% 0 1.3
Oct 16% 0 1.6
Nov 18% 0 1.7
Dec 14% 0 1.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 13 0 3.6
Feb 17 0 4.8
Mar 18 0 4.6
Apr 21 0 7.9
May 19 0 4.8
Jun 31 0 6.9
Jul 28 0 6.4
Aug 23 0 5.1
Sep 14 0 3.3
Oct 16 0 4.1
Nov 18 0 4.3
Dec 14 0 3.8


Humidity and Wind

Ambato has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is November (58.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (66.5%).

Wind in Ambato is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and August. June’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.4 MPH or 8.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 10.2 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ambato.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.3 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
May 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.7 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.5 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.3 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.3 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.4 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.5 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62%
Feb 61.9%
Mar 63.6%
Apr 64.5%
May 65.3%
Jun 65.8%
Jul 66.5%
Aug 63.5%
Sep 61.6%
Oct 60%
Nov 58.4%
Dec 59.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Ambato?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Ecuador; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Nov 20, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Ambato, Ecuador is January, followed by March and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Ambato in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 53.8 in June means 53.8% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Ambato Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 71.1°F (21.7°C) and 65.3°F (18.5°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Ambato, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 71.8°F (22.1°C) and 62.9°F (17.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Ambato to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 72°F (22.2°C) and 66.6°F (19.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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