Brazil Weather


Brazil Weather


Brazil has a tropical climate, but to due to its geographic location there are five different regions throughout the country ranging from very hot and dry, to humid and rainy. The southwest of Brazil can even experience cases of snow! The various climates of Brazil impact the different lifestyles in the country. No matter what region in Brazil you visit, the weather is great all 365 days a year and an excellent option for any date.


Amazon


The Amazon has an average year round temperature of about 25°C (77°F). The Amazon is also usually subject to high humidity and strong rains during different seasons. The temperature usually does not exceed 32°C (90°F), but with the humidity it usually feels hotter.


Pantanal


The Pantanal has a rainy season and a dry season.  The rainy season lasts from December to March and the dry lasts from July to October. Temperatures can become very hot and humid but can reach as low as 10°C (50°F) in the winter season.


Iguassu Falls 


Iguassu Falls has a subtropical climate and amasses more than 1700 mm or 67 inches of rain per year. There is no dry season in Iguassu and the humidity is also usually relatively high.


Fernando de Noronha 


Fernando de Noronha has a tropical climate and is defined by a rainy season and a dry season. The rainy season lasts from January to August and the dry season lasts from September to December. The humidity is around 80 percent year round and the average temperature 26°C (79°F). For those that wish to travel for scuba diving, the best time of the year is from April to November. For surfing, January and February are the best months.


Bahia


Depending on your location in Bahia, the temperature will vary. On the coast, the temperature is generally warm year round and rarely drops below 24°C (75°F). Once you travel farther inland, the nights can get colder with temps down to 10°C (50°F) such as in Chapada Diamantina.  Cold fronts can also travel from the south up the coast for varying temperatures and sudden climate changes.


Rio de Janeiro


The temperature in Rio de Janeiro can vary since it is influenced by the Serra do Mar. On the coast, the temperature can reach 40°C (104°F) with high humidity along with strong rains. Other temperatures can go as low as 18°C (64°F). Regions closer to the mountains also have cooler temperatures and like Bahia, cold fronts can also take place. 



Weather by Season December to May (Brazilian Summer)

Amazon

During the summer months in the Amazon, the harshest rains transpire. The rainfall can reach anywhere from 2000mm to 4000mm which is between 80 and 160 inches! The average temperature is around 26°C (79°F).

Pantanal

During the summer season in the Pantanal, there are heavy rains and much of the area floods. The large amount of rain causes a lot of mud making travel by car difficult. The humidity also rises with the average temperature around 32°C (89°F).


Iguassu Falls


The summer in Iguassu is very hot and humid and fortunately the mist from Falls helps to combat the heat. The average temperature is around 25°C (77°F). The summer at Iguassu is also a better time to view water falling from a greater height and more wildlife in the area.

Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha has its rainy season lasting from January to August. Between March and July, the most excessive rains occur and can reach 20cm or 8 inches in a 24 hour period. The hottest months with the most humidity occur in January to March, and are the best for surfing or going to the beach.


Bahia


Summer is usually an exception in the state of Bahia since the temperature does not change too much year round. Temperatures can reach up to 33°C (91°F) but the humidity stays relatively low. In areas that are further inland, it is usually wetter than along the coast.


Rio de Janeiro 


Rio de Janeiro has one of the hottest Brazilian summers with temperatures reaching 40°C (104°F) or higher as well as a rise in humidity. The high humidity during the Rio de Janeiro summer causes an increase in rain during this season.


June to November (Brazilian Winter) Amazon


Amazon

The winter in the Amazon is incredibly dry and the water level escalates because of the intense rain from the summer. The average temperature is around 30°C (86°F). Because of the water level, you can travel by canoe across the rivers to see the trees and wildlife.

Pantanal


The Pantanal region tends to be very cool during the winter months with temperature as low as 10°C (50°F) with heavier clothing necessary. A variety of wildlife can also be seen during this time since it is the breeding season for animals in this region.


Iguassu Falls 


Iguassu in the winter is much cooler with an average of 15°C (59°F) and a decline in water and wildlife.


Fernando de Noronha 


Hardly any rain falls during the especially dry months in Fernando de Noronha from September to December. In fact, the rain won’t even exceed a quarter of an inch during this time. Average temperatures are around 26°C (79°F).


Bahia


The temperature in Bahia drops to about 26°C (79°F) during the winter months, cold right?  July and August are two months with the most rains but still a lot of sunshine remains as well. More inland it is the opposite, with climate being drier than along the coast.


Rio de Janeiro


Rio has a drier season from June to August with varying temperatures. Still quite warm, it is cooler than in the summer months with temperatures ranging from
from 22°C to 32°C (72°F - 90°F).

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