The best times to visit Ecuadorian Amazon for ideal weather are

January 1st to March 11th

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

 

 


Other Ecuadorian Amazon Travel Info

Weather in Ecuadorian Amazon

Temperature

Average temperatures in Ecuadorian Amazon vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 43rd 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 Ecuadorian Amazon, the hottest months are October, November, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late October where highs are regularly around 84.5°F (29.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65°F (18.3°C) at night.

Ecuadorian Amazon Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Ecuadorian Amazon Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Ecuadorian Amazon Perceived Temperature (F)

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Ecuadorian Amazon Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Ecuadorian Amazon 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 80 71.3 65
Feb 79.8 71.1 65
Mar 80.2 71.4 65.3
Apr 81.5 72.1 65
May 80.6 71.7 65
Jun 80.3 71.1 64
Jul 79.6 70.6 63.5
Aug 81.4 71.7 63.2
Sep 83.5 72.5 62.7
Oct 83.4 73.3 64
Nov 83 73.3 65
Dec 81.7 72.4 65.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 26.7 21.8 18.3
Feb 26.6 21.7 18.3
Mar 26.8 21.9 18.5
Apr 27.5 22.3 18.3
May 27 22.1 18.3
Jun 26.8 21.7 17.8
Jul 26.4 21.4 17.5
Aug 27.4 22.1 17.3
Sep 28.6 22.5 17.1
Oct 28.6 22.9 17.8
Nov 28.3 22.9 18.3
Dec 27.6 22.4 18.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ecuadorian Amazon are September, August, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late September. For example, on the week of September 17th there are 3 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early January with an average of 6 days of significant precipitation the week of January 1st.

When can you find snow in Ecuadorian Amazon? 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 Ecuadorian Amazon.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 68% 0 16.6
Feb 65% 0 14.7
Mar 72% 0 18.4
Apr 71% 0 20.4
May 63% 0 15.9
Jun 65% 0 15.5
Jul 64% 0 15.2
Aug 54% 0 14
Sep 52% 0 9.1
Oct 65% 0 15.8
Nov 65% 0 15.2
Dec 64% 0 13.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 68 0 42.2
Feb 65 0 37.3
Mar 72 0 46.7
Apr 71 0 51.8
May 63 0 40.4
Jun 65 0 39.4
Jul 64 0 38.6
Aug 54 0 35.6
Sep 52 0 23.1
Oct 65 0 40.1
Nov 65 0 38.6
Dec 64 0 35.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Ecuadorian Amazon has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (74.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (83.1%).

Wind in Ecuadorian Amazon is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is December, followed by October and November. December’s average wind speed of around 0.9 knots (1 MPH or 1.7 KPH) is considered “very calm.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid December where average top sustained speeds reach 3.9 knots, which is considered light air.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 0.5 Still 2.8 Barely noticeable
Feb 0.5 Still 2.5 Barely noticeable
Mar 0.5 Still 2.8 Barely noticeable
Apr 0.7 Still 2.3 Barely noticeable
May 0.6 Still 2.7 Barely noticeable
Jun 0.6 Still 2.6 Barely noticeable
Jul 0.6 Still 2.6 Barely noticeable
Aug 0.7 Still 3.1 Barely noticeable
Sep 0.8 Still 3.3 Barely noticeable
Oct 0.9 Still 3.5 Barely noticeable
Nov 0.9 Still 3.3 Barely noticeable
Dec 0.9 Still 3.6 Barely noticeable

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 82.4%
Feb 83%
Mar 83.1%
Apr 80.4%
May 81.1%
Jun 80.6%
Jul 79.7%
Aug 75%
Sep 74.2%
Oct 75%
Nov 77.6%
Dec 79.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Ecuadorian Amazon?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 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 Oct 07, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Ecuadorian Amazon, 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 Ecuadorian Amazon 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

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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 Ecuadorian Amazon Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 82.3°F (27.9°C) and 78.3°F (25.7°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 20 to 22 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 17 to 20 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Ecuadorian Amazon, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 84.5°F (29.2°C) and 82.2°F (27.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 16 to 20 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 perfect this time of year in Ecuadorian Amazon to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83°F (28.3°C) and 77.8°F (25.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 18 to 21 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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