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Quito Climate & Temperature

  • Quito, Ecuador is at 0°10'S, 78°29'W, 2812 m (9226 ft). See map.
  • Quito has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Quito is situated in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 14.4 degrees Celsius (58 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1 °C (1.8°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype extremely hyperoceanic. Quito Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 22.3°C (72.2°F) on average falling to 7.3°C (45.2°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 22.3°C (72.2°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 7.7°C (45.8°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 21.7°C (71°F) and average low temperatures are 8°C (46.4°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 21.3°C (70.4°F) during the day and lows of 8°C (46.4°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1013.8 mm (39.9 inches) which is equivalent to 1013.8 Litres/m² (24.87 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2058 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Quito you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate (Tropical wet forest biome).

Quito Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 22 (72) 23 (73) 23 (73) 22 (72) 22 (72) 22 (72) 22 (72) 21 (70) 21 (70) 21 (70) 22 (72) 22 (72) 22 (71)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 15 (58) 15 (59) 15 (59) 14 (58) 14 (58) 14 (58) 14 (58) 14 (57) 14 (58) 14 (58) 15 (58) 15 (58) 14 (58)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 7 (45) 7 (45) 7 (45) 8 (46) 8 (46) 8 (46) 8 (46) 8 (46) 8 (46) 8 (46) 8 (46) 8 (46) 8 (46)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 26 (1) 32 (1) 79 (3) 115 (5) 79 (3) 83 (3) 74 (3) 114 (4) 127 (5) 149 (6) 98 (4) 37 (1) 1014 (40)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 6 (19) 7 (23) 12 (40) 19 (61) 16 (53) 16 (52) 16 (52) 17 (60) 20 (65) 22 (73) 19 (61) 11 (37) 181 (50)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 7h 03' 6h 58' 6h 12' 5h 23' 5h 34' 5h 38' 5h 23' 4h 57' 4h 15' 4h 32' 5h 17' 6h 18' 5h 38'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 12h 06' 12h 06' 12h 06' 12h 07' 12h 07' 12h 07' 12h 07' 12h 07' 12h 07' 12h 06' 12h 06' 12h 06' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 59 (41) 58 (42) 52 (48) 45 (55) 46 (54) 47 (53) 45 (55) 41 (59) 35 (65) 38 (62) 44 (56) 53 (47) 47 (53)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 69.4 77.8 88.1 78.7 69.9 66.7 70.2 79.2 88.1 77.8 69.6 66.4 74.9

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