Average Weather in Quero Ecuador
The climate in Quero is cool and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 63°F and is rarely below 38°F or above 68°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Quero for warm-weather activities are for the entire month of May and from late August to early January.
The temperature in Quero 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
In Quero, 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 in Quero begins around May 20 and lasts for 4.5 months, ending around October 2. On August 4, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 48% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 2 and lasts for 7.5 months, ending around May 20. On March 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 91% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 9% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Quero varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.0 months, from December 7 to June 8, with a greater than 53% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 73% on April 1.
The drier season lasts 6.0 months, from June 8 to December 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 33% on August 3.
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 73% on April 1.
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. Quero experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Quero. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around April 9, with an average total accumulation of 5.6 inches.
The least rain falls around August 21, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Quero does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 12 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 3 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 12 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:52 AM on November 6, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 6:23 AM on February 14. The earliest sunset is at 6:02 PM on October 30, and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 6:33 PM on February 8.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Quero during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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 perceived humidity level in Quero, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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 in Quero experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from June 1 to September 17, with average wind speeds of more than 6.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.5 months, from September 17 to June 1. The calmest day of the year is December 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Quero is from the east throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Quero 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 times of year to visit Quero for general outdoor tourist activities are for the entire month of May and from late August to early January, with a peak score in the second week of October.
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 Quero for hot-weather activities is from late October to late November, with a peak score in the second week of November.
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.
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).
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Quero over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is July 17, with a 69% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and 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.
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Quero should appear around August 16, only rarely appearing before August 7 or after August 28.
Growing Degree Days
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 1.7 months, from August 10 to September 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is September 7, with an average of 6.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from November 14 to June 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is March 16, with an average of 5.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Quero are -1.381 deg latitude, -78.608 deg longitude, and 10,056 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Quero contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,333 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 9,869 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (10,026 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (20,266 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Quero is covered by grassland (50%), cropland (26%), and trees (22%), within 10 miles by grassland (46%) and cropland (21%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and grassland (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Quero, 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
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Quero.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Quero according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Quero is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Quero and a given station.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.
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.