Galapagos Weather

What is the Weather Like in the Galapagos?

The Galapagos Islands are located on the equator, but the tropical heat is tempered by Pacific Ocean breezes. There are two seasons on the islands: December to May – the rainy, hot season – when humidity is high, average temperatures are in the 80’s F (26°-30° C), and there may be occasional showers, but the days are generally sunny; June to November, when you can expect cool winds, occasionally bringing with them a light misty-type drizzle called “garúa”, and temperatures average in the 70’s F (20°-24° C) during the day and lower at night.

Galapagos Weather by Month

Average monthly temperatures (°F), rainfall (inches), and water temperature (°F) in the Galapagos are shown below.

Weather

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 86 87 88 89 90 90 89 89 89 88 88 87
Low 75 75 76 77 77 77 77 77 76 76 76 76
Rain 0 0 0 1 4 4 3 4 6 8 3 1

Water Temperature

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. 74 76 76 76 74 74 72 68 69 71 72 74

Source: Weatherbase and IGTOA.


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