Cotopaxi weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Cotopaxi

The best time to visit the region in Cotopaxi in Ecuador is in January and February, April until October and December, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Cotopaxi is 15°C in September and the lowest is 13°C in January.

Cotopaxi has the tundra climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Cotopaxi or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Cotopaxi by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 13 13 13 13 14 13 13 14 15 14 14 13
Precipitation (mm) 166 171 229 180 134 61 57 42 65 167 207 182

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14 day weather forecast Cotopaxi

The weather for in Cotopaxi will be around 12° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

Weather forecast this week

Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
0.8 mm 45% 3 m/s 4
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
2.5 mm 70% 3 m/s 8
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
1.3 mm 55% 3 m/s 10
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
1.5 mm 60% 3 m/s 5
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
4.1 mm 80% 2 m/s 4
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
6.9 mm 85% 1 m/s 4
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
2.5 mm 70% 2 m/s 7

Weather forecast next week

Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
1.9 mm 65% 2 m/s 6
Sunday 3 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
3.9 mm 80% 2 m/s 7
Monday 4 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
1.8 mm 65% 2 m/s 5
Tuesday 5 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
3.9 mm 80% 3 m/s 3
Wednesday 6 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
2.3 mm 70% 2 m/s 4
Thursday 7 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
2.8 mm 75% 2 m/s 4
Friday 8 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
26.7 mm 95% 2 m/s 3

Climate Cotopaxi

The region Cotopaxi has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for Cotopaxi is 14° degrees and there is about 1663 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 11 days a year with an average humidity of 83% and an UV-index of 3.

Climate table of Cotopaxi

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 13 13 13 13 14 13 13 14 15 14 14 13
Night temp. (°C) 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 5 6 7 6
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 166 171 229 180 134 61 57 42 65 167 207 182
Days with rain 28 26 30 30 29 24 18 18 21 28 29 29
Days with snow 1 1 - - - - 1 - - - 1 2
Dry days 2 1 1 - 2 6 12 13 9 3 - -
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 9 8
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2
UV-index 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Cotopaxi weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Cotopaxi? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Cotopaxi?

The region Cotopaxi is located in Ecuador. It lies in a straight line at 4,654 km from New York.

The coordinates of Cotopaxi are:

  • Latitude: -0.935206
  • Longitude: -78.615545

The GPS coordinates are 0° 56' S, 78° 36' W

How long is the flight to Cotopaxi?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Cotopaxi is approximately 7 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Cotopaxi?

These are the largest airports in Cotopaxi:

  • Mariscal Lamar Airport – Cuenca
  • José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport – Guayaquil
  • Cotopaxi International Airport – Latacunga
  • Coronel E Carvajal Airport – Macas
  • Eloy Alfaro International Airport – Manta

What is the currency of Cotopaxi?

In Cotopaxi the US dollar (USD) is used to pay.

What is the area code of Cotopaxi?

The area code to call Cotopaxi is +593.