The best times to visit Mindo for ideal weather are

May 21st to September 16th

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

 

 


Other Mindo Travel Info

Weather in Mindo

Temperature

Average temperatures in Mindo vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 75th 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 Mindo, the hottest months are September, August, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late September where highs are regularly around 71°F (21.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 48.4°F (9.1°C) at night.

Mindo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Mindo 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.

Mindo Perceived Temperature (F)

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Mindo Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Mindo 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 67.9 57.8 50.3
Feb 66.9 57.2 50.5
Mar 67.1 57.4 50
Apr 66.3 56.8 50.5
May 67.1 57.5 49.9
Jun 67.5 57.5 48.7
Jul 68.1 57.6 48.4
Aug 69 57.9 48.2
Sep 70.2 58.4 48.3
Oct 69 57 49
Nov 68 56.9 48.9
Dec 67.5 57 49.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 19.9 14.3 10.2
Feb 19.4 14 10.3
Mar 19.5 14.1 10
Apr 19.1 13.8 10.3
May 19.5 14.2 9.9
Jun 19.7 14.2 9.3
Jul 20.1 14.2 9.1
Aug 20.6 14.4 9
Sep 21.2 14.7 9.1
Oct 20.6 13.9 9.4
Nov 20 13.8 9.4
Dec 19.7 13.9 9.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Mindo are August, July, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early June. For example, on the week of June 4th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid April with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of April 9th.

When can you find snow in Mindo? 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 Mindo.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 0 2.3
Feb 24% 0 3.3
Mar 23% 0 3.3
Apr 47% 0 6.6
May 19% 0 2.5
Jun 8% 0 0.8
Jul 5% 0 0.9
Aug 3% 0 0.4
Sep 11% 0 1.2
Oct 25% 0 3.2
Nov 22% 0 2.6
Dec 16% 0 2.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 5.8
Feb 24 0 8.4
Mar 23 0 8.4
Apr 47 0 16.8
May 19 0 6.4
Jun 8 0 2
Jul 5 0 2.3
Aug 3 0 1
Sep 11 0 3
Oct 25 0 8.1
Nov 22 0 6.6
Dec 16 0 5.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Mindo has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is September (49% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (73.8%).

Wind in Mindo is usually calm. The windiest month is September, followed by August and July. September’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.8 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 October where average top sustained speeds reach 13.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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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 4 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Feb 3.9 Barely noticeable 11.6 Significant breeze
Mar 3.8 Barely noticeable 11.2 Significant breeze
Apr 3.3 Barely noticeable 11 Significant breeze
May 3.6 Barely noticeable 11 Significant breeze
Jun 4 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.6 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Aug 4.9 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Sep 5.3 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Oct 4.1 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Nov 3.7 Barely noticeable 12.6 Significant breeze
Dec 4 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68%
Feb 70.3%
Mar 69%
Apr 73.8%
May 67.7%
Jun 60.6%
Jul 53.7%
Aug 50.4%
Sep 49%
Oct 64.1%
Nov 68%
Dec 68.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Mindo?

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 Mindo, 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 Mindo 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 slightly 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 Mindo Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 68.6°F (20.3°C) and 65.4°F (18.6°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 14 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Mindo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 71°F (21.7°C) and 66.7°F (19.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 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 Mindo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 68.5°F (20.3°C) and 65.7°F (18.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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