The best times to visit Machala for ideal weather are

July 30th to November 4th

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



Other Machala Travel Info

Weather in Machala


Average temperatures in Machala vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 24th 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 Machala, the hottest months are April, March, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid April where highs are regularly around 90.1°F (32.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.1°F (23.4°C) at night.

Machala Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Machala 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.

Machala Perceived Temperature (F)


Machala Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Machala 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 88.3 80.5 73.8
Feb 89.2 81 74.1
Mar 89.7 81.5 74.7
Apr 89.4 81.5 74.3
May 87.5 79.8 73.8
Jun 85.6 78.3 72.3
Jul 84.1 76.9 71
Aug 82.1 75.1 70.4
Sep 83.2 76 70.3
Oct 82 75.4 70.8
Nov 83.9 77 72
Dec 87.7 80.1 73.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.3 26.9 23.2
Feb 31.8 27.2 23.4
Mar 32.1 27.5 23.7
Apr 31.9 27.5 23.5
May 30.8 26.6 23.2
Jun 29.8 25.7 22.4
Jul 28.9 24.9 21.7
Aug 27.8 23.9 21.3
Sep 28.4 24.4 21.3
Oct 27.8 24.1 21.6
Nov 28.8 25 22.2
Dec 30.9 26.7 23.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Machala are August, July, 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 early to mid May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

When can you find snow in Machala? 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 Machala.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 28% 0 3.5
Feb 32% 0 3.1
Mar 27% 0 5.7
Apr 18% 0 5.3
May 9% 0 3.4
Jun 3% 0 0.5
Jul 2% 0 0.3
Aug 2% 0 5.1
Sep 2% 0 0.3
Oct 6% 0 0.6
Nov 3% 0 0.4
Dec 5% 0 0.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 28 0 8.9
Feb 32 0 7.9
Mar 27 0 14.5
Apr 18 0 13.5
May 9 0 8.6
Jun 3 0 1.3
Jul 2 0 0.8
Aug 2 0 13
Sep 2 0 0.8
Oct 6 0 1.5
Nov 3 0 1
Dec 5 0 1.5


Humidity and Wind

Machala has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is December (70.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (81.4%).

Wind in Machala is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is December, followed by September and November. December’s average wind speed of around 4.5 knots (5.1 MPH or 8.2 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 early to mid December where average top sustained speeds reach 8.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 3.9 Barely noticeable 5.9 Light breeze
Feb 3.8 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Mar 3.6 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Apr 3.4 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze
May 3.2 Barely noticeable 5 Light breeze
Jun 3.3 Barely noticeable 5 Light breeze
Jul 3.5 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Aug 3.6 Barely noticeable 5.3 Light breeze
Sep 4 Light breeze 5.9 Light breeze
Oct 3.8 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Nov 3.9 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Dec 4.5 Light breeze 6.6 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 73.3%
Feb 74.1%
Mar 77%
Apr 76.5%
May 79.8%
Jun 81.4%
Jul 79.9%
Aug 80.9%
Sep 78.2%
Oct 80.1%
Nov 77.5%
Dec 70.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Machala?

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 Machala, Ecuador is July, followed by January and September. 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 Machala in November. 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 21.8 in November means 21.8% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Machala Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.1°F (32.3°C) and 85.6°F (29.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second 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 the least precipitation with about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Machala, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 85.7°F (29.8°C) and 80.2°F (26.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Machala to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.1°F (32.3°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 2 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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