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Ecuador Weather in May (Rainfall, Temperatures…) Galapagos, Coast, Andes, & Amazon

Planning a trip to Ecuador in May? Here’s what to expect from Ecuador weather in May.

Ecuador weather in May

In this post, you’ll learn about the varying climates across Ecuador during the month of May.

Ecuador has a diverse climate. Each of the 4 regions has unique weather all through the year.

Ecuador Weather in May (Rainfall and Temperatures)

While some small countries have just one climatic zone, Ecuador is very diverse. There are 4 major regions of the country and many more micro-climates. To help you plan your trip, we’ll cover the four major regions:

  1. Galapagos Islands (Town of Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island)
  2. Coast (City of Guayaquil)
  3. Andes (City of Quito)
  4. Amazon (City of Puyo)

Unit of measure: Statistics are listed first in Imperial (°F, feet, inches) and second in Metric (°C, meters, millimeters).

Galapagos weather in May

Galapagos Weather in May (Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island)

The following statistics are based on the town of Puerto Ayora, located on the southern coast of Santa Cruz Island. Weather patterns and temperatures don’t vary much from one island to the next.

  • Elevation: 49 feet / 15 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.4 hours

Galapagos Temperatures in May

  • Average High: 87°F / 31°C
  • Average Low: 69°F / 21°C

Rain in Galapagos in May

  • Average precipitation: 4.7 in. / 120 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 9
  • Average relative humidity: 78%

Curious about what to bring on your Galapagos trip? Download your Galapagos Packing List (it’s free – and printable).

Guayaquil weather in May

Coast: Weather on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast (Guayaquil)

  • Elevation: 30 feet / 9 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.4 hours

Guayaquil Temperatures in May

  • Average High: 87°F / 30°C
  • Average Low: 74°F / 23°C

Rain in Guayaquil in May

  • Average precipitation: 2.1 in. / 50 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 9
  • Average relative humidity: 75%

Guayaquil is one of two international airports in Ecuador and is a popular departure point for travel to the Galapagos Islands.

Quito weather in May

Weather in Ecuador’s Andes: Quito

  • Elevation: 9223 feet / 2811 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.5 hours

Quito Temperatures in May

  • Average High: 66°F / 18°C
  • Average Low: 51°F / 10°C

Rain in Quito in May

  • Average precipitation: 4.9 in. / 120 mm
  • Average number of days with precipitation: 16
  • Average Relative Humidity: 80%

Cuenca is located at a slightly lower altitude than Quito and has similar weather. Learn about visiting Cuenca and Quito: World Heritage Cities.

Amazon weather in May

Amazon: Weather in Ecuador’s El Oriente Region (Puyo)

  • Elevation:  3117 feet / 950 meters
  • Hours of Daylight: 12.4 hours

Amazon Temperatures in May

  • Average High: 70°F / 21°C
  • Average Low: 60°F / 15°C

Rain in the Amazon in May

  • Average precipitation: 16.1 in. / 480 mm
  • Average days with precipitation: 31
  • Average relative humidity: 86%

This is part of a new series about Ecuador weather. Watch for future posts detailing monthly temperatures and rainfall around the country.

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What’s your question about Ecuador weather? What part of the country are you traveling to?

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