This report describes the typical weather at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (Quito, Ecuador) weather station over the course of an average June. It is based on the historical records from 2006 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Quito has a mediterranean climate with dry warm summers and mild winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by grasslands (34%), tundra (25%), shrublands (18%), forests (11%), and croplands (10%).
The month of June is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 66°F throughout the month, exceeding 69°F or dropping below 63°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of June, the length of the day is essentially constant.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:08am on June 1; the latest sunset is at 6:22pm on June 30; the latest sunrise is at 6:13am on June 30; the earliest sunset is at 6:16pm on June 1.
Daylight savings time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover ranges from 64% (partly cloudy) to 73% (partly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be clearing with the median cloud cover decreasing by 8% from the start to the end of the month.
On June 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 20% of the time, partly cloudy 27% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 52% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around June 1, occurring in 50% of days. Precipitation is least likely around June 30, occurring in 40% of days.
Throughout June, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, and thunderstorms.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 48% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around June 10, when it is observed during 23% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 27% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around June 1, when it is observed during 14% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 19% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around June 1, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in June or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 42% (comfortable) to 95% (very humid) over the course of a typical June, rarely dropping below 34% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around June 30, at which time the relative humidity drops below 47% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around June 12, rising above 92% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical June, the dew point typically varies from 41°F (dry) to 52°F (very comfortable) and is rarely below 37°F (dry) or above 54°F (very comfortable).
The time of the month between June 1 and June 23 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of June typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 13 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around June 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 4 mph (light breeze) occurs around June 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (moderate breeze).