Best Time to Visit Rio de Janeiro

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Rio de Janeiro. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Rio de Janeiro. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Rio de Janeiro for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 19 °C to 31 °C
Waves Symbol 22 °C to 26 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.545.31 in (3 – 13 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Visit Rio de Janeiro: Overview

JanuaryJan
Summer
very hot, frequent thunderstorms and showers
FebruaryFeb
Summer
very hot, frequent thunderstorms and showers
MarchMar
Summer
very hot, frequent thunderstorms and showers
AprilApr
Transition Period
still wet, but increasingly pleasant
MayMay
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fresh and dry
JuneJun
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mostly perfect climate in Rio de Janeiro
JulyJul
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mostly perfect climate in Rio de Janeiro
AugustAug
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mostly perfect climate in Rio de Janeiro
SeptemberSep
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mostly perfect climate in Rio de Janeiro
OctoberOct
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increasingly wet and warm
NovemberNov
Transition Period
wet and sticky
DecemberDec
Summer
very hot, frequent thunderstorms and showers

Climate Chart Rio de Janeiro

Climate Chart Rio de Janeiro
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Rio de Janeiro

In the following, you will find the climate table for Rio de Janeiro, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature30°31°30°29°26°26°25°26°26°27°28°30°
Night Temperature24°25°24°23°21°20°19°20°20°21°22°24°
Water Temperature25°26°26°25°25°24°23°22°22°23°23°25°
Precipitation (inch)4.964.654.923.983.072.281.541.572.563.233.945.31
Rainy days12101096534581013
Hours of Sunshine888776776666
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 24.8 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: February (27.8 °C)
Coldest month: July (22.2 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 26 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
all months

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 42.01 inch on 95 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, January is the sunniest month with an average of 7.5 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.5 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities



More information about the best things to do: Brazil | Rio de Janeiro

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Rio de Janeiro (Station Pavão-Pavaozinho)
moderate rain     moderate rain, 25.6 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 7 mph NW
Air Pressure: 1008 hPa       Humidity: 88 %
Last updated: 20th Mar 2019, 10:40 am
The next days …
20th Mar 201921st Mar 201922nd Mar 201923rd Mar 201924th Mar 201925th Mar 2019
moderate rain23 °C to 26 °Cmoderate rain21 °C to 28 °Clight rain25 °C to 28 °Clight rain24 °C to 30 °Clight rain26 °C to 29 °Csky is clear26 °C to 29 °C
23 °C to 26 °C21 °C to 28 °C25 °C to 28 °C24 °C to 30 °C26 °C to 29 °C26 °C to 29 °C
Clouds: 92 %Clouds: 48 %Clouds: 24 %Clouds: 22 %Clouds: 27 %Clouds: 0 %
0.19 in of rain0.32 in of rain0.06 in of rainNo Precipitation0.04 in of rainNo Precipitation
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Brazil: Regions

Rio de Janeiro is part of the holiday destination Brazil. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Rio de Janeiro: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 2 reviews for Rio de Janeiro holiday already. Average rating is 5 of 5 stars.
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    Ayli , 29 years old was there in February

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    at carnival time, it was very hot. But exactly what I wished for. German summer weather at 25 was not enough for me.
    It was perfect. It was hot, you sweat, but it was durable and great with cool beer.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Daniel, 31 years old was there in July

    Was in Rio for 3 days on the occasion of the 2014 World Cup final. The great weather in the Brazilian “Winter” also contributed to the all-round successful excursion. It’s warm, no rain. Gladly again!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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