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Best time to visit Cuenca, Ecuador

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The best time to visit Cuenca is April-June

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, April-June is the best time to go to Cuenca.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Cuenca can reach a maximum of 18℃ (65℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 4℃ (39℉) at night.

The days are longest in Cuenca in October, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Cuenca in March – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Cuenca below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

November

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

October

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Cuenca seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Cuenca as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Cuenca is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Cuenca

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Cuenca for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Cuenca climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Cuenca for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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NOV
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Cuenca in January

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 127mm (5") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cuenca in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Cuenca in February

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 133mm (5") over 23 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cuenca in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Cuenca in March

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 157mm (6") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cuenca in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Cuenca in April

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 128mm (5") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cuenca in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Cuenca in May

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 96mm (4") over 25 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cuenca in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Cuenca in June

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 20 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cuenca in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Cuenca in July

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cuenca in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Cuenca in August

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cuenca in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Cuenca in September

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 16 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cuenca in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Cuenca in October

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 113mm (4") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cuenca in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Cuenca in November

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 129mm (5") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cuenca in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Cuenca in December

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 118mm (5") over 24 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cuenca in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Cuenca is usually November, where temperatures tend to rise to around 16℃ (60℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Cuenca is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Cuenca is generally around March, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of March too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Cuenca, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in October are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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