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Monday, September 8, 2014

Weather in Quito and what to pack. Ecuador. September 2014.

In the middle of the August, I received an email from one of my readers saying:
"I've been  looking at the weather and it looks like it's been raining like crazy and quite cold at night".
Her source of weather is highly inaccurate. In June - September we have dry season in Quito, there is an occasional rain, it was raining once in July and once or twice in August. The weather is windy sometimes and mostly dry in these months.
From October to May the weather is a game, sometimes it rains - in afternoon mostly, sometimes we have dry spells. The difference in temperature depends on the sun. The sun is out - we have 70sF, early 80sF, when it gets dark  the temperature drops to 40s-50s-60s.  

Daylight in Quito is from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. However sun coming out around 8:30a.m. - 9 a.m. When you are leaving house in between 6a.m. and 9 a.m. it's a good idea to have jacket on. The temperature in this interval(6:30a.m -9a.m.) is usually in 60sF.
No matter which season - you can count on the sun to be out in between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
After 9 a.m. the temperature is usually around 70F - 80F and it is too hot to wear jacket. 
Dress in layers: camisole, short or long sleeve top, light jacket - like jean jacket, long pants. Bring your rain jacket or windbreaker and a scarf.

Remember that in Quito, houses, apartments, hotels, etc. don't have heating, nor air conditioning. Most places where you are going to stay have either tiled, laminate or hardwood floor. You would be really glad bringing flannel pajamas, slippers and comfortable warm lounge clothing with you.

Although there are lots of stores in Quito where clothing and shoes are sold, you cannot count on buying what you need here: sizes are small, selection is very limited in comparison with USA and prices are higher, much higher. 

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