The Galapagos Islands are a great place to visit year-round and experience very mild seasonal variations. The warmer, slightly rainier time of year runs approximately from December through May. In a normal year, the Galapagos do not receive much precipitation, but short rainshowers of an hour or two can be experienced during this time. Despite the occasional light rain, this is also the sunniest time of year in the Galapagos.
From June through November, the air and water temperatures cool slightly. This is also known as the garua season for the fine mists visible in the islands. Because of the cooler water temperatures, you may want to consider bringing a wetsuit for snorkeling during these months.
Please note that these temperatures are averages. From personal experience, water temperatures will vary with the site -- for instance, sunny beaches in shallow water can have pleasantly warm water, but sites in deep water nearer the cold Humboldt currents can feel much cooler. Air temperatures will feel much warmer (closer to 100 degrees) when on the black lava islands that are radiating the sun's heat, but can cool off nicely in the evenings with a breeze coming off the water. We hope this helps give you an idea of what to expect for your next Galapagos adventure!
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