The best times to visit Esmeraldas for ideal weather are
July 30th to December 23rd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Esmeraldas Travel Guide
Other Esmeraldas Travel Info
Weather in Esmeraldas
Average temperatures in Esmeraldas vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 20th 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 Esmeraldas, the hottest months are April, June, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid April where highs are regularly around 87.6°F (30.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.2°F (22.9°C) at night.
Esmeraldas Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Esmeraldas Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Esmeraldas Perceived Temperature (F)
Esmeraldas Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Esmeraldas 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Esmeraldas are October, November, 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 February and early March. For example, on the week of February 26th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 7 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.
When can you find snow in Esmeraldas? 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 Esmeraldas.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Esmeraldas (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Esmeraldas has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is November (73.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (87%).
Wind in Esmeraldas is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by November and September. December’s average wind speed of around 8.9 knots (10.2 MPH or 16.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late October to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 15.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Esmeraldas.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||5.9||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5||Light breeze||7.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.3||Light breeze||6.6||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.5||Light breeze||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|May||6.1||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||6.8||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||7.2||Gentle breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||8||Gentle breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.7||Gentle breeze||12.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||8.7||Gentle breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.8||Gentle breeze||12.7||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||8.9||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Esmeraldas?
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 Esmeraldas, 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 Esmeraldas 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
Overall Esmeraldas Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 83.5°F (28.6°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 7 to 14 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Esmeraldas, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 86.9°F (30.5°C) and 83°F (28.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Esmeraldas to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.9°F (29.9°C) and 81.4°F (27.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 1 to 23 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.