Galapagos Climate – January Weather in the Galapagos Islands

The mating & rainy season begins!

The climate of the Galapagos islands is hardly the tropical climate you would find in the Caribbean or South Pacific, the islands are not cold either, as average daytime temperatures in the lowlands usually reach at least 30°C (85°F). The average water temperature, however, is less than the 30°C needed to sustain the coral that surrounds many tropical islands.

In January, the rainy season begins. On Hood (Espanola) Island, the mating season for the adult marine iguanas begins, they become brightly colored (green, red and black). The Green Sea Turtles arrives to lay eggs on the beaches in the Galapagos. Land iguanas begin reproductive cycles. Both, water and air temperatures rise and stay warm until May.

January weather in the Galapagos:

Galapagos Land Birds
Land birds start nesting after the first rain.
Snorkeling in January
January is the ideal month for snorkeling in the Galapagos.


Galapagos Green Sea Turtles
The Galapagos Green Sea Turtles arrive to start laying eggs on the beaches.
Galapagos Marine Iguana
Espanola Island has the most colorful iguanas in the Galapagos!


Temperatures for Galapagos Islands in January:

Average Low: Average High: Water Temperature: Average Rainfall:
70°F 84°F 74°F 2.0 inches


For more information on Galapagos Islands weather, click here Galapagos Islands weather.

Photo cr: Yeow Yuyi, Sadie Mae Glutz & blinkingidiot

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