Quito weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Quito

The best time to visit in Quito in Ecuador is from January until October and December, when you will have a soft or pleasant temperature and little till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Quito is 18°C in August and the lowest is 15°C in March.

Quito has the tundra climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Quito or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Quito by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 16 16 15 15 16 16 17 18 18 16 16 16
Precipitation (mm) 127 118 171 152 136 71 66 73 106 197 220 190

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14 day weather forecast Quito

The weather for in Quito will be around 16° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Friday 3 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
5.6 mm 85% 1 m/s 1
Saturday 4 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
7.8 mm 90% 1 m/s 1
Sunday 5 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
9.1 mm 90% 1 m/s 2
Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
10.1 mm 90% 1 m/s 2
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
10.6 mm 90% 1 m/s 2
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
6.6 mm 85% 1 m/s 2
Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
10°
2.5 mm 70% 1 m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
11°
2.1 mm 70% 1 m/s 2
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
10°
4.1 mm 80% 1 m/s 2
Sunday 12 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
10°
3.7 mm 80% 2 m/s 2
Monday 13 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
10°
16.9 mm 95% 2 m/s 3
Tuesday 14 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
10°
3.0 mm 75% 2 m/s 3
Wednesday 15 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
10°
3.4 mm 75% 2 m/s 3
Thursday 16 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
10°
1.8 mm 65% 2 m/s 3

Climate Quito

Quito has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for Quito is 16° degrees and there is about 1626 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 28 days a year with an average humidity of 86% and an UV-index of 4.

Climate table of Quito

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 16 16 15 15 16 16 17 18 18 16 16 16
Night temp. (°C) 9 9 9 8 8 7 7 7 8 9 9 9
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 127 118 171 152 136 71 66 73 106 197 220 190
Days with rain 25 22 27 27 28 25 23 25 26 30 29 29
Dry days 6 6 4 3 3 5 8 6 4 1 1 2
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 5 5 5 6 7 8 9 8 8 7 5
Wind force (Bft) 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
UV-index 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Quito weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Quito? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Quito?

Quito is located in Ecuador. It lies in a straight line at 5,731 miles from London.

The coordinates of Quito are:

  • Latitude: -0.194568
  • Longitude: -78.493005

The GPS coordinates are 0° 11' S, 78° 29' W

How long is the flight to Quito?

The flight time from London-Heathrow to Quito is approximately 12 h. 50 min.

What are the nearest airports to Quito?

These are the airports closests to Quito:

  • Mariscal Sucre International Airport (10 mi) – Quito
  • Cotopaxi International Airport (50 mi) – Latacunga
  • Teniente Coronel Luis a Mantilla Airport (88 mi) – Tulcán

How many inhabitants are there in Quito?

Quito has approximately 1,701,000 inhabitants.

How big is Quito?

The area of Quito is around 3,013 mi².

What is the currency of Quito?

In Quito the US dollar (USD) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 3 December 2021

  • 1 US dollar = 1.33 British pound
  • 1 British pound = 0.75 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 13.26 British pound
  • 10 British pound = 7.54 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 132.55 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 75.44 US dollar

What is the area code of Quito?

The area code to call Quito is +593.