The climate in Cuenca is considered temperate, which means that the city experiences four distinct seasons.  It is possible to visit Cuenca during each of the fours seasons, although certain times of the year can be more comfortable than others. 

            The hottest months of the year are July and August, during which time the daily high temperatures will be in the 90’s, with days experiencing 100-degree weather not out of the ordinary.  The nighttime provides little relief from the heat, as temperatures only drop to the upper 70’s and lower 80’s.  Aside from the heat, this is a good time of year to visit because many locals take their long vacations, leaving the city less populated and more laid back.

            Perhaps the best times to visit Cuenca are during the spring (late April – early June) and fall (September – October) seasons.  The temperatures are mild, many events and festivals are held, and people can congregate in the streets giving the city a livelier atmosphere.

            The winter months can get rather cold, but it is never too bad.  Snow does fall, but it is not typical.  Many tourist businesses lower their prices during this time of year to attract visitors.

            For more weather information, check out the Cuenca Ten day Forecast .