How is the climat in Galapgos?
There is no “best” or “better” time to fly to Galapagos because the weather in Galapagos is pleasant reasonable all year round due to its proximate location to the equator. The climate is divided into two seasons.
The warm wet season is from January to May with March and April usually being the hottest and wettest months with approximately 30°C.
During this warmer season, the Galapagos’ climate is more tropical with daily rain and cloudier skies. Also, the ocean temperature is warmer for swimming and snorkeling. The water temperature ranges from 70°F (21°C) to 80°F (27°C). Since the water’s warmer, snorkeling is highly recommended during these months.
During this season the tourists may observe a large number of species around the islands such as marine iguanas, sea turtle, land iguanas, flamingos, white-cheeked pintails, masked boobies, marine iguanas, albatross, and blue-footed boobies.
Cool dry season
The cool dry season from June to December with August being the coolest month with approximately 22°C and is also known as the “garua season” when it is relatively cool and dry with more overcast skies and occasional drizzle or mist (garua) during the day. During this dry season, Galapagos weather is pleasant, the water temperature is lower (65°F (18°C) to 75°F (23°C)) and there are often clouds on the higher elevations. Water visibility is usually lower in due to plankton bloom, but this combination of conditions brings in the whale sharks and there is a lot more activity in the water and food is abundant. Because Galapagos climate is not too hot during this season, it is also the breeding period for many sea birds and shore birds, marine iguanas, sea lions and fur seals.