Located just a few degrees south of the equator, the city of Guayaquil is located just 10 km from the sea on the western banks of the river Guayas. Its position near the equator means that the climate of the city is tropical hot and humid, with constant temperatures throughout the year and with a rainy season and a dry season. The average annual temperature is 25.6 ° C. The average minimum temperatures vary between 20 ° C in the winter months – that is, those between July and October – and 23 ° C in the month of March. While the average maximum temperatures vary between 31/32 ° C in January, March and April and 29 ° C in July.
A LONG DRY SEASON AND A SHORT RAIN SEASON
The coastal area along the Pacific Ocean and where is Guayaquil has a hot and humid tropical climate with a very intense rainy season between January and April. During the four months of the rainy season falls about 93% of all year rainfall. The wettest month is February, with 332 mm of rain. The average amount of precipitation that falls in Guayaquil is 1,263 mm per year. The city has an annual average of 59 days of rain, of these, about 52 rainy days are in the months between January and April. While there are only 8 rainy days between May and December. The dry season is very long and covers the months between May and December, when practically, if we exclude a few days in May and some other in December, it almost never rains.
The humidity is high throughout the year, the annual average is 76%, but during the rainy season, particularly in February and March the humidity exceeds 80%, while in the dry season is gradually lowered until to touch 70% in December. The hours of sunshine are not many, on average 1,581 per year, because the influence of the ocean and the cold Humboldt current causes often mist and cloudy skies.
The ocean water near Guayaquil reaches the highest temperatures in the months of February and March with 25 ° C, while it drops to 20 ° C in August and September.
WHEN TO GO TO GUAYAQUIL
The best season to visit the city of Guayaquil are the coolest and less humid months in the dry season between May and December.
THE CLIMATE OF GUAYAQUIL: CLIMATIC TABLES
|GUAYAQUIL (4 meters)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|GUAYAQUIL (Puerto Nuevo)|
|Month||Sea Water Temperature °C|