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When to go
Weather Indicators

Month
Ave. Air Temperature
Hours
Ave. Sea Temp
Wind
Sea
Rain
 
Max
Min
Clear
   
Fac
Fac
inch
 
°C
°F
°C
°F
Sky
°C
°F
a
a
a
Jan
30
86
22
71.6
5.3
24.5
76.1
3
2
1
Feb
30
86
24
75.2
7.5
25
77
2
1
1
Mar

31

87.8
24
75.2
6
25
77
1
1
2
Apr
31
87.8
24
75.2
7.5
25
77
2
1
1.5
May
28
82.4
22
71.6
5.2
24.5
76.1
3
2
0.8
Jun
26
78.8
21
69.8
4.4
23
73.4
4
2
0.3
Jul
26
78.8
20
68
2.8
22
71.6
5
3
0.5
Aug
26
78.8
19
66.2
3.3
21.5
70.7
6
4
0.3
Sep
26
78.8
19
66.2
2.9
22
71.6
7
4
0.5
Oct
26
78.8
20
68
3.8
22.5
72.5
6
3
0.3
Nov
26
78.8
21
69.8
3.5
23
73.4
5
3
0.5
Dec
27
80.6
22
71.6
4
22.5
72.5
4
2
0.5

January
Rainy and warm season (till May)
Water and air temperatures rise until June
Best underwater visibility (till March)
February
Highest water temperature reaches 25ºC / 77ºF until April
March
Rainy season reaches its peak
Sporadic tropical rains, intense sun and hot climate
Air temperatures reach 31ºC / 88ºF
May / June
Beginning of the Garúa season (cool dry season till December
July / August
Windiest months (force 4 - 5)
August
Lowest sea water temperatures (21.5ºC / 71ºF)
Lowest air temperature (24.2ºC / 75.5ºF)
September / October
Humboldt current is strongest - strong ocean currents
December
Start of the warm season

The Galapagos Islands
The climate in the Galapagos islands, though under the equator, cooled by the Humboldt current, and is characterized by two main seasons: (1) the warm, wet season (January to April), and (2) the cool, dry season (May to December). December to May is the best season for visiting the islands when the weather is pleasantly warm and the winds are light.
The rainy season, which lasts from January to April, is marked by decreased winds and warmer sea currents. The days are warm and the seas are calm during these months. Heavy rains in the upper elevations send streams of water down the slopes to even the lowest island points.
From June to November the weather is overcast and cool. The water around the islands is surprisingly cold and the meeting of the Humboldt current and the warm air sometimes causes mist over the islands. Occasionally the Humboldt current is replaced by the warm El Niño current, a phenomenon which can affect weather conditions throughout the South Pacific.
From May to December, when the winds blow in a southeasterly direction, the shores of the southern islands are bathed in cool waters, chilling the air and creating unusually cold conditions for equatorial islands. During this period, rain is scarce on the coastal regions. Only plants that can survive long periods of time without water -- such as lichens and cacti -- thrive in these areas. Higher up, however, clouds of moisture support the thick vegetation.


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