The hottest month in Ecuador is March when the average maximum temperature is 29°, average temperature is 27° and average minimum temperature is 25°.
The coolest month in Ecuador is August when the average maximum temperature is 27°, average temperature is 24° and average minimum temperature is 22°.
The longest days in Ecuador are in January, with an average of 12.2 hours of daylight per day. May has the shortest days with an average of 12 hours of daylight per day.
The sunniest days in Ecuador are in April which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 5.8 hours of sunshine per day, making it a sunny month that is overcast at times. October has the least sunshine with an average of 3.3 hours of sunshine per day, making it not a particularly sunny month.
The ultraviolet index is the highest in March when it reaches 15.9 and lowest in June when it reaches 11.8.
An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.
The warmest sea water temperatures in Ecuador are found in March when they peak at 25° and lowest in September when they dip to 17°.
The sea is best for swimming between December and May when the temperature is above 21° which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.
The wettest month in Ecuador is March with 4cm of rain and February has the most days of rain with 8.5 days with some rain, a dry time to visit the beach.
The driest month in Ecuador is May with 0cm of rain and July has the fewest days of rain with 0.7 days with some rain, an extremely dry time to visit the beach.
The most humid month in Ecuador is February with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 24° which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan.
The least humid month in Ecuador is September with a dew point of 20° which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach.
The most windy month in Ecuador is July when the average maximum windspeed is 26kmh and the average wind speed is 16kmh.
The least windy month in Ecuador is March when the average maximum windspeed is 18kmh and the average wind speed is 9kmh.