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October Weather at Cotopaxi International Airport Ecuador

Daily high temperatures are around 66°F, rarely falling below 61°F or exceeding 71°F.

Daily low temperatures are around 47°F, rarely falling below 43°F or exceeding 50°F.

For reference, on November 15, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Cotopaxi International Airport typically range from 48°F to 67°F, while on September 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 45°F to 63°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in October at Cotopaxi International Airport

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on October. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in October at Cotopaxi International Airport

Average Hourly Temperature in October at Cotopaxi International AirportOct112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMSepNovcoldcoldcoolcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States (3,797 miles away) and Natubleng, Philippines (10,736 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Cotopaxi International Airport (view comparison).

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The month of October at Cotopaxi International Airport experiences rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 70% to 82%.

The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 30% of the time.

For reference, on March 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 90%, while on July 31, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 51%.

Cloud Cover Categories in October at Cotopaxi International Airport

Cloud Cover Categories in October at Cotopaxi International AirportOct11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%SepNovOct 130%Oct 130%Oct 3118%Oct 3118%Oct 1126%Oct 1126%Oct 2120%Oct 2120%mostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastclear
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Cotopaxi International Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is increasing, starting the month at 42% and ending it at 48%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 75% on April 10, and its lowest chance is 22% on August 7.

Probability of Precipitation in October at Cotopaxi International Airport

Probability of Precipitation in October at Cotopaxi International AirportOct11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%5%5%10%10%15%15%20%20%25%25%30%30%35%35%40%40%45%45%50%50%SepNovOct 142%Oct 142%Oct 3148%Oct 3148%Oct 1145%Oct 1145%Oct 2147%Oct 2147%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October at Cotopaxi International Airport is gradually increasing, starting the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.5 inches or falls below 0.9 inches, and ending the month at 2.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.5 inches or falls below 0.9 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in October at Cotopaxi International Airport

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of October at Cotopaxi International Airport, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is October 1, with 12 hours, 7 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 31, with 12 hours, 9 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October at Cotopaxi International Airport

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October at Cotopaxi International AirportOct11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrSepNovdaydaydaydaynightOct 112 hr, 7 minOct 112 hr, 7 minOct 3112 hr, 9 minOct 3112 hr, 9 minOct 1612 hr, 8 minOct 1612 hr, 8 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month at Cotopaxi International Airport is 6:00 AM on October 1 and the earliest sunrise is 7 minutes earlier at 5:53 AM on October 31.

The latest sunset is 6:07 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 5 minutes earlier at 6:02 PM on October 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed at Cotopaxi International Airport during 2022.

For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:07 AM and sets 12 hours, 11 minutes later, at 6:17 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:14 AM and sets 12 hours, 4 minutes later, at 6:18 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in October at Cotopaxi International Airport

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in October at Cotopaxi International AirportOct112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMSepNov5:53 AM5:53 AMOct 316:02 PMOct 316:02 PM6:00 AM6:00 AMOct 16:07 PMOct 16:07 PM5:57 AM5:57 AMOct 116:04 PMOct 116:04 PM5:55 AM5:55 AMOct 216:03 PMOct 216:03 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of October. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for October 2022. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in October at Cotopaxi International Airport

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in October at Cotopaxi International AirportOct112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMSepNovSep 105:00 AMSep 105:00 AMSep 254:55 PMSep 254:55 PMOct 93:56 PMOct 93:56 PMOct 255:49 AMOct 255:49 AMNov 86:03 AMNov 86:03 AMNov 235:58 PMNov 235:58 PM5:54 PM5:54 PM6:21 AM6:21 AM5:52 AM5:52 AM6:13 PM6:13 PM6:09 PM6:09 PM6:31 AM6:31 AM5:59 AM5:59 AM6:26 PM6:26 PM5:35 PM5:35 PM5:56 AM5:56 AM5:29 AM5:29 AM6:01 PM6:01 PM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Oct 2022IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
38%10:49 AMESE11:24 PMWSW-5:06 PMS230,770 mi
2
50%11:51 AMESE--6:09 PMS230,012 mi
3
62%-12:26 AMWSW12:53 PMESE7:11 PMS229,576 mi
4
73%-1:27 AMWSW1:54 PMESE8:11 PMS229,515 mi
5
83%-2:26 AMWSW2:51 PMESE9:07 PMS229,899 mi
6
91%-3:21 AMWSW3:45 PMESE9:59 PMS230,794 mi
7
96%-4:12 AMWSW4:35 PME10:48 PMS232,239 mi
8
99%-5:00 AMW5:23 PME11:34 PMN234,224 mi
9
100%-5:46 AMW6:09 PME--
10
100%-6:31 AMW6:56 PME12:20 AMN236,674 mi
11
98%-7:17 AMWNW7:43 PMENE1:06 AMN239,449 mi
12
94%-8:04 AMWNW8:31 PMENE1:52 AMN242,355 mi
13
88%-8:53 AMWNW9:21 PMENE2:41 AMN245,167 mi
14
80%-9:43 AMWNW10:12 PMENE3:31 AMN247,651 mi
15
71%-10:34 AMWNW11:04 PMENE4:23 AMN249,596 mi
16
62%-11:26 AMWNW11:55 PMENE5:15 AMN250,829 mi
17
50%-12:16 PMWNW-6:06 AMN251,237 mi
18
43%12:45 AMENE1:05 PMWNW-6:56 AMN250,775 mi
19
33%1:32 AMENE1:53 PMWNW-7:43 AMN249,475 mi
20
24%2:18 AMENE2:38 PMWNW-8:29 AMN247,439 mi
21
16%3:02 AMENE3:22 PMW-9:13 AMN244,831 mi
22
9%3:45 AME4:06 PMW-9:56 AMN241,866 mi
23
4%4:28 AME4:51 PMW-10:39 AMN238,784 mi
24
1%5:13 AME5:37 PMW-11:24 AMS235,836 mi
25
0%5:59 AME6:26 PMWSW-12:11 PMS233,245 mi
26
2%6:49 AMESE7:18 PMWSW-1:02 PMS231,187 mi
27
7%7:43 AMESE8:16 PMWSW-1:58 PMS229,766 mi
28
14%8:42 AMESE9:17 PMWSW-2:59 PMS229,007 mi
29
24%9:44 AMESE10:20 PMWSW-4:02 PMS228,864 mi
30
35%10:47 AMESE11:22 PMWSW-5:05 PMS229,243 mi
31
47%11:49 AMESE--6:06 PMS230,033 mi

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy at Cotopaxi International Airport is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in October at Cotopaxi International Airport

Humidity Comfort Levels in October at Cotopaxi International AirportOct11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%SepNovOct 160%Oct 160%Oct 10%Oct 10%Oct 310%Oct 310%drydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed at Cotopaxi International Airport is decreasing during October, decreasing from 4.7 miles per hour to 3.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on August 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour, while on February 8, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in October at Cotopaxi International Airport

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction at Cotopaxi International Airport throughout October is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 73% on October 1.

Wind Direction in October at Cotopaxi International Airport

Wind Direction in October at Cotopaxi International AirportOct11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%SepNovwesteastsouthnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures at Cotopaxi International Airport are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in October at Cotopaxi International Airport

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in October at Cotopaxi International AirportOct11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%SepNov94%Oct 1694%Oct 1690%Sep 1690%Sep 16coldcoolcomfortablevery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days at Cotopaxi International Airport are gradually increasing during October, increasing by 171°F, from 395°F to 565°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in October at Cotopaxi International Airport

Growing Degree Days in October at Cotopaxi International AirportOct1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930303131350°F350°F400°F400°F450°F450°F500°F500°F550°F550°F600°F600°FSepNovOct 1395°FOct 1395°FOct 31565°FOct 31565°FOct 11449°FOct 11449°FOct 21506°FOct 21506°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of October, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy at Cotopaxi International Airport is gradually decreasing during October, falling by 0.6 kWh, from 6.0 kWh to 5.3 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October at Cotopaxi International Airport

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October at Cotopaxi International AirportOct11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWhSepNovOct 16.0 kWhOct 16.0 kWhOct 315.3 kWhOct 315.3 kWhOct 115.7 kWhOct 115.7 kWhOct 215.5 kWhOct 215.5 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This report illustrates the typical weather at Cotopaxi International Airport, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

Cotopaxi International Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

In this case, the only station close and reliable enough to use as a fallback is Mariscal Sucre International Airport.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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