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.
Quito Travel Guide
Other Quito Travel Info
Weather in Quito
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)
Quito 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.
Quito Perceived Temperature (F)
Quito Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Quito (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
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.
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||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|
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
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.