Country Overview For Ecuador
The climate in Ecuador is typically tropical along coast, becoming cooler inland at higher elevations; tropical in Amazonian jungle lowlands. The terrain: coastal plain (costa), inter-Andean central highlands (sierra), and flat to rolling eastern jungle (oriente). For Quito in January the daily average maximum temperatures is 31°C with the average minimum 24°C, while in June the average maximum is 29°C with a minimum of 22°C. The wettest month for Quito is February with an average of 265.9mm of precipitation falling while the driest month is May with 65.4mm falling.
HISTORICAL MONTHLY AVERAGES FOR JANUARY
The information presented below gives detailed historical monthly average weather conditions along with exceptional weather occurrences. To maintain relevance to current weather trends the displayed information has been calculated using data collected over the past two decades. The climate profile is taken from closest available data source to Coca.
Throughout the month of January daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 18°C that's about 64°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 8°C, that's 47°F.
In recent times the highest recorded temperature in January has been 29°C that's 84°F, with the lowest recorded temperature 1°C, about 34°F.
The average daily relative humidity for January is around 75%.
The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to actual air temperature. From this a comfort level is calculated providing categories on how heat conditions might adversely affect someone.
Comfort Levels: Given average maximum temperatures and humidity levels generally you should not anticipate any discomfort from heat (see heat index for more information).
The average monthly amount of precipitation has been recorded at around 60 mm, that's 2 inches. Throughout the month you can expect to see rain or drizzle falling on 13 days of the month.
Estimated Hours of Sunshine per Day
We calculate sunshine hours per day using our past forecast data. For January expect the sun to shine for an average of 6 hours per day. This represents the average number of hours in the daytime that the sun is visible and not obscured by cloud e.g. the average number of hours the sun is actually out and shining. Note we calculate hours of sunshine per day using our past forecast data, not observation data, thus it is an estimate and not actual.
The average daily wind speed in January has been around 7 km/h, that’s the equivalent to about 5 mph, or 4 knots. In recent years the maximum sustained wind speed has reached 93 km/h, that’s the equivalent of around 58 mph, or 50 knots.
On average the month of January is affected by foggy conditions on 20 days.
YEARLY TRENDS: WEATHER AVERAGES & EXTREMES
The following charts show yearly weather trends with information on monthly weather averages and extremes.
The chart below plots the average high and low temperature for each month of the year. It also shows the maximum and minimum recorded temperatures.
The chart below plots the average monthly precipitation amount.
The chart below plots the average number of days in any month that you can expect to see rain falling.
The chart below plots the average daily wind speed you can expect for any month. It also shows the maximum recorded sustained wind speed for each month.