The best times to visit Salinas for ideal weather are

July 2nd to November 25th

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

 

 


Other Salinas Travel Info

Weather in Salinas

Temperature

Average temperatures in Salinas vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 61st 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 Salinas, the hottest months are March, April, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid April where highs are regularly around 85.3°F (29.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.1°F (25.1°C) at night.

Salinas Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Salinas 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.

Salinas Perceived Temperature (F)

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Salinas Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Salinas 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 82.3 78.5 75.1
Feb 83.7 79.6 76.2
Mar 84.6 80.4 77
Apr 83.7 80.1 76.7
May 81.4 77.8 74.7
Jun 79.8 76.4 73.1
Jul 77.2 73.9 71.4
Aug 75.5 72 69.8
Sep 76.4 73 70.3
Oct 76.9 73.1 70.2
Nov 78 74.4 71.5
Dec 81.1 76.9 73.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.9 25.8 23.9
Feb 28.7 26.4 24.6
Mar 29.2 26.9 25
Apr 28.7 26.7 24.8
May 27.4 25.4 23.7
Jun 26.6 24.7 22.8
Jul 25.1 23.3 21.9
Aug 24.2 22.2 21
Sep 24.7 22.8 21.3
Oct 24.9 22.8 21.2
Nov 25.6 23.6 21.9
Dec 27.3 24.9 23.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Salinas are May, June, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid March with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of March 12th.

When can you find snow in Salinas? 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 Salinas.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Salinas (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 6% 0 1.5
Feb 8% 0 1.6
Mar 11% 0 2.1
Apr 7% 0 0.4
May 0% 0 0.1
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 6 0 3.8
Feb 8 0 4.1
Mar 11 0 5.3
Apr 7 0 1
May 0 0 0.3
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Salinas has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is December (73.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (78.7%).

Wind in Salinas is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by November and August. July’s average wind speed of around 9.9 knots (11.4 MPH or 18.4 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 early November where average top sustained speeds reach 14.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 7.9 Gentle breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Feb 7.9 Gentle breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Mar 7.5 Gentle breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Apr 8.6 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
May 8.5 Gentle breeze 11.9 Gentle breeze
Jun 9.1 Gentle breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Jul 9.9 Gentle breeze 12.5 Gentle breeze
Aug 9.8 Gentle breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Sep 9.7 Gentle breeze 12.5 Gentle breeze
Oct 9.7 Gentle breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Nov 9.9 Gentle breeze 12.7 Gentle breeze
Dec 9.4 Gentle breeze 12.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 73.8%
Feb 75.2%
Mar 75.5%
Apr 74.4%
May 76.4%
Jun 76.5%
Jul 77.7%
Aug 78.7%
Sep 77.2%
Oct 77.4%
Nov 74.9%
Dec 73.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Salinas?

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 Salinas, 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 Salinas 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

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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 somewhat 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 Salinas Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.3°F (29.6°C) and 80.3°F (26.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 3 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 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Salinas, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 79.4°F (26.3°C) and 75.1°F (23.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 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 Salinas to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.3°F (29.6°C) and 79.8°F (26.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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