Average Weather at Eloy Alfaro International Airport Ecuador
At Eloy Alfaro International Airport, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is windy and partly cloudy, and it is warm and oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 70°F to 84°F and is rarely below 68°F or above 86°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Eloy Alfaro International Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid May to late October.
The temperature at Eloy Alfaro International Airport varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
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At Eloy Alfaro International Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at Eloy Alfaro International Airport begins around May 25 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around October 19. On August 7, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 61% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 19 and lasts for 7.2 months, ending around May 25. On February 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 79% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 21% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Eloy Alfaro International Airport varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.5 months, from January 12 to April 27, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 55% on February 12.
The drier season lasts 8.5 months, from April 27 to January 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on August 18.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 55% on February 12.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Eloy Alfaro International Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from December 4 to June 22, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 18, with an average total accumulation of 5.6 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from June 22 to December 4. The least rain falls around August 24, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day at Eloy Alfaro International Airport does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 10 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 4 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 11 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:01 AM on November 5, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 6:32 AM on February 13. The earliest sunset is at 6:10 PM on October 31, and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 6:41 PM on February 8.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Eloy Alfaro International Airport during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Eloy Alfaro International Airport experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 10 months, from September 29 to July 29, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 84% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is March 4, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is September 8, with muggy conditions 79% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed at Eloy Alfaro International Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from May 17 to January 14, with average wind speeds of more than 9.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is October 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.1 months, from January 14 to May 17. The calmest day of the year is March 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Eloy Alfaro International Airport is from the west throughout the year.
Eloy Alfaro International Airport is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.The average water temperature does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 2°F of 77°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Eloy Alfaro International Airport throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Eloy Alfaro International Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to mid October, with a peak score in the second week of August.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Eloy Alfaro International Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid May to late October, with a peak score in the first week of August.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Temperatures at Eloy Alfaro 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
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from August 10 to October 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is September 4, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from December 28 to June 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is February 1, with an average of 5.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Eloy Alfaro International Airport are -0.946 deg latitude, -80.679 deg longitude, and 46 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Eloy Alfaro International Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 177 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 53 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,011 feet). Within 50 miles also contains large variations in elevation (2,894 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Eloy Alfaro International Airport is covered by water (55%), grassland (16%), and trees (11%), within 10 miles by water (62%) and cropland (11%), and within 50 miles by water (59%) and trees (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Eloy Alfaro 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
Eloy Alfaro 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.There are no other weather stations in our network within 200 kilometers of this location. Consequently, in the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on NASA's MERRA-2 modern-era reanalysis , adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal differences between this station and the wide-area MERRA-2 reconstructed values.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .