The “dry” or garua season runs from June to December and is primarily influenced by cold the Humboldt current coming from Antarctica through Argentina, Chile and Peru. August is usually the cooler month of the year. During the dry season water temperature is lower. Fog and mist are usual while the sea is generally rougher. The plankton rich environments created by the upwelling deep currents that collide with the Galapagos platform create a wealthy marine environment.
From late December to early June the Panamá and “El Niño” currents are more active and therefore the climate changes to the hot or wet season. March and April are usually the hottest months of the year. Daily afternoon showers, high humidity are common. Water is much warmer, clearer and calmer. As the islands turn green many of the land species thrive.
The Galapagos Islands are a year round world destination and every season offers different conditions.