According to allcitycodes, Ecuador has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: wet and dry. The wet season runs from January to April and is characterized by high humidity, high temperatures, and heavy rain. The dry season runs from May to December and is characterized by cooler temperatures and less rainfall. The average temperature in Ecuador ranges between 18-25 °C (64-77 °F). During the wet season, temperatures can reach up to 28°C (82°F) while during the dry season, temperatures can drop as low as 15°C (59°F). In the coastal regions of Ecuador, temperatures are usually slightly higher than other parts of the country due to their proximity to the ocean. Rainfall in Ecuador varies greatly depending on location. Areas close to the coast tend to have higher rainfall than those in the Andes Mountains or Amazon Rainforest regions which are more prone to drought. On average, Ecuador receives around 2000mm of rain each year. Rainfall is heaviest during the wet season and can cause flooding in some areas of Ecuador. In addition to its regular seasons, Ecuador also experiences occasional El Niño events which bring extreme weather conditions including strong winds and heavy rains that can cause destruction in some areas. Additionally, there are occasional droughts that can affect some parts of Ecuador for extended periods of time due to El Niño events reducing rainfall across much of the country for several months at a time. Check payhelpcenter for Ecuador in 2008.