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Climate and Average Weather Year Round at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport Ecuador

At José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, the wet season is hot, oppressive, and overcast and the dry season is warm, muggy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 69°F to 88°F and is rarely below 66°F or above 92°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport for hot-weather activities is from late May to mid October.

Climate at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

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José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

The temperature at José Joaquín de Olmedo 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 at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Average High and Low Temperature at José Joaquín de Olmedo International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FAug 2184°FAug 2184°FApr 488°FApr 488°F69°F69°F76°F76°FMar 887°FMar 887°FMay 987°FMay 987°FJun 1884°FJun 1884°F75°F75°F75°F75°F72°F72°FNowNow
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 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 at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Average Hourly Temperature at José Joaquín de Olmedo International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablewarmhothothotwarm
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.

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Clouds

At José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport begins around May 24 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around October 17. On August 8, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 17 and lasts for 7.2 months, ending around May 24. On February 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 84% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 16% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Cloud Cover Categories at José Joaquín de Olmedo International AirportclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 870%Aug 870%Feb 1416%Feb 1416%May 2442%May 2442%Oct 1743%Oct 1743%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercast
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.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 3.5 months, from January 12 to April 28, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 65% on February 13.

The drier season lasts 8.5 months, from April 28 to January 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on August 22.

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 65% on February 13.

Daily Chance of Precipitation at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Daily Chance of Precipitation at José Joaquín de Olmedo International AirportwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 1365%Feb 1365%Aug 220%Aug 220%Jan 125%Jan 125%Jan 1233%Jan 1233%Apr 2833%Apr 2833%NowNowrain
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 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. José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from November 14 to June 26, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 25, with an average total accumulation of 8.0 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from June 26 to November 14. The least rain falls around August 21, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Average Monthly Rainfall at José Joaquín de Olmedo International AirportrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in5 in5 in10 in10 in15 in15 inFeb 258.0 inFeb 258.0 inAug 210.1 inAug 210.1 inOct 70.1 inOct 70.1 inNov 140.5 inNov 140.5 inJun 260.5 inJun 260.5 in
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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 14 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is June 20, with 12 hours, 0 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at José Joaquín de Olmedo International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minSep 2212 hr, 6 minSep 2212 hr, 15 minDec 2112 hr, 15 minDec 2112 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 0 minJun 2012 hr, 0 minJun 20daydaynightNowNow
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 earliest sunrise is at 5:57 AM on November 6, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 6:28 AM on February 16. The earliest sunset is at 6:08 PM on October 29, and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 6:39 PM on February 5.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at José Joaquín de Olmedo International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 65:57 AMNov 65:57 AM6:39 PMFeb 56:39 PMFeb 5Oct 296:08 PMOct 296:08 PM6:28 AMFeb 166:28 AMFeb 16daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. 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.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

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.

Humidity

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.

José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 8.2 months, from November 19 to July 25, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 59% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 24, with muggy conditions 99% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is September 6, with muggy conditions 46% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Humidity Comfort Levels at José Joaquín de Olmedo International AirportmuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Sep 646%Sep 646%99%Feb 2499%Feb 24Nov 1959%Nov 1959%Jul 2559%Jul 2559%NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumid
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.

Wind

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 José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from June 25 to January 16, with average wind speeds of more than 7.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is October 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.3 months, from January 16 to June 25. The calmest day of the year is March 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Average Wind Speed at José Joaquín de Olmedo International AirportwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphOct 139.4 mphOct 139.4 mphMar 306.1 mphMar 306.1 mphJun 257.7 mphJun 257.7 mphJan 167.7 mphJan 167.7 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport is from the west throughout the year.

Wind Direction at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Wind Direction at José Joaquín de Olmedo International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwest
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).

Water Temperature

José Joaquín de Olmedo 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 experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.6 months, from January 22 to May 11, with an average temperature above 78°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 24, with an average temperature of 80°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 2.2 months, from August 4 to October 10, with an average temperature below 73°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is September 9, with an average temperature of 71°F.

Average Water Temperature at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Average Water Temperature at José Joaquín de Olmedo International AirportwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°FFeb 2480°FFeb 2480°F71°FSep 971°FSep 9Jan 2278°FJan 2278°FMay 1178°FMay 1178°FAug 473°FAug 473°FOct 1073°FOct 1073°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at José Joaquín de Olmedo 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 José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to late September, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Tourism Score at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Tourism Score at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.47.43.43.4NowNowprecipitationprecipitationtemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport for hot-weather activities is from late May to mid October, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Beach/Pool Score at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.37.34.44.4NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

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 José Joaquín de Olmedo 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 at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at José Joaquín de Olmedo International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3NowNowcomfortablewarmhot
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.

Growing Degree Days at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Growing Degree Days at José Joaquín de Olmedo International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FJul 490°FJul 490°FAug 5900°FAug 5900°FJun 3010,138°FJun 3010,138°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from August 7 to October 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is September 6, with an average of 6.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from January 16 to May 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is March 8, with an average of 5.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at José Joaquín de Olmedo International AirportbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhSep 66.8 kWhSep 66.8 kWhMar 85.4 kWhMar 85.4 kWhOct 136.5 kWhOct 136.5 kWhJan 165.6 kWhJan 165.6 kWhMay 55.6 kWhMay 55.6 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport are -2.157 deg latitude, -79.884 deg longitude, and 16 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 325 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 26 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,601 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (10,531 feet).

The area within 2 miles of José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport is covered by sparse vegetation (38%), water (24%), grassland (14%), and shrubs (10%), within 10 miles by grassland (27%) and trees (24%), and within 50 miles by trees (34%) and cropland (22%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at José Joaquín de Olmedo 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

José Joaquín de Olmedo 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 Tumbes 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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.