The best times to visit Quito for ideal weather are

May 14th 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 Quito Travel Info

Weather in Quito

Temperature

Average temperatures in Quito vary very little. 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 79th 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 Quito, the hottest months are September, August, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early September where highs are regularly around 76.4°F (24.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.6°F (12°C) at night.

Quito Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Quito 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.

Quito Perceived Temperature (F)

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Quito Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Quito 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 72.3 61.2 51.1
Feb 70.7 60.2 51.3
Mar 71.8 61 52
Apr 72.2 61.2 51.4
May 72.7 61.2 51.7
Jun 73.5 62.8 52.1
Jul 73.8 62.8 52.1
Aug 74.5 62.9 51.6
Sep 75.9 63.6 52.1
Oct 73.5 61.1 51.1
Nov 72.6 60.4 50.7
Dec 73.1 61.8 51.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 22.4 16.2 10.6
Feb 21.5 15.7 10.7
Mar 22.1 16.1 11.1
Apr 22.3 16.2 10.8
May 22.6 16.2 10.9
Jun 23.1 17.1 11.2
Jul 23.2 17.1 11.2
Aug 23.6 17.2 10.9
Sep 24.4 17.6 11.2
Oct 23.1 16.2 10.6
Nov 22.6 15.8 10.4
Dec 22.8 16.6 10.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Quito 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 mid May. For example, on the week of May 14th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid March with an average of 6 days of significant precipitation the week of March 19th.

When can you find snow in Quito? 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 Quito.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Quito (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 26% 0 3.4
Feb 30% 0 4.5
Mar 44% 0 6.4
Apr 29% 0 5.4
May 24% 0 3.6
Jun 5% 0 0.5
Jul 5% 0 1.2
Aug 3% 0 0.6
Sep 11% 0 1.4
Oct 36% 0 4.4
Nov 32% 0 4.7
Dec 16% 0 2.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 26 0 8.6
Feb 30 0 11.4
Mar 44 0 16.3
Apr 29 0 13.7
May 24 0 9.1
Jun 5 0 1.3
Jul 5 0 3
Aug 3 0 1.5
Sep 11 0 3.6
Oct 36 0 11.2
Nov 32 0 11.9
Dec 16 0 5.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Quito has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (50.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (69.2%).

Wind in Quito is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and September. July’s average wind speed of around 6.6 knots (7.6 MPH or 12.2 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 late August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 12.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.5 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.9 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.2 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
May 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.7 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.6 Light breeze 11.5 Gentle breeze
Aug 6.3 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Sep 6 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.2 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.6 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.1 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 65.3%
Feb 69.2%
Mar 68.4%
Apr 66.7%
May 66%
Jun 54.7%
Jul 52.2%
Aug 50.3%
Sep 50.8%
Oct 61.2%
Nov 66.2%
Dec 62.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Quito?

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 Quito, 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 Quito 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 very reliable. 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 Quito Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 73.2°F (22.9°C) and 69.9°F (21.1°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 8 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 Quito, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 76.4°F (24.7°C) and 70.8°F (21.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 11 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 Quito to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 74.7°F (23.7°C) and 69.9°F (21.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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