Today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Generally clear skies. Low 59F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. High 83F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

This weather data was last updated 2021-09-23 08:54:05.


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Rio De Janeiro Weather

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. It is located on the east coast of Brazil and its climate is tropical Savannah bordering on tropical monsoon. The weather in the city of Rio de Janeiro is known for its long periods of rain, especially from the month of December all the way through March. It is not uncommon for temperatures to go over 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in the summer but temperatures do not stay that hot for an extended period of time. The closer you get to the ocean the better the temperatures get because the sea breeze cools down the city. The location of the city allows for Rio de Janeiro weather to see cold fronts from Antarctica.

Eternal Summer

Rio de Janeiro weather sees temperatures that would be considered summer in most places throughout the year. The coolest month is June which has an average high temperature of 25.2 Celsius (77.4 Fahrenheit). At night the temperatures do drop to an average low of 18.7 Celsius (65.7 Fahrenheit). Though the record low temperature for Rio de Janeiro is 7 Celsius (45 Fahrenheit) those types of temperatures are not common. Some in the city claim that Rio has seen frosting in the past but there is no official confirmation on that. Hail is a lot more common than snow grains but that has happened in the areas surrounding the city. Visiting will show you the types of temperature you can expect when you visit.

The Rainy Season

As stated earlier, the rainy season in Rio de Janeiro extends from December through March but we at Rio De Janeiro Weather.Net do not think you should avoid visiting Rio because of rain. Some storms can be strong especially during December which is the rainiest month of the year. The month of December sees a total of 169 millimeters (6.654 inches) of precipitation each year. Keep in mind that December is right in the summer of Rio de Janeiro so when it rains it is almost a blessing. The humidity can be high year round but in the summer months and the rainy season, that humidity can make the temperatures feel a lot higher, especially inland in this part of Brazil.

Sea Temperatures

If you are visiting Rio de Janeiro you will probably want to visit its beaches. Because of that, we at recommend that you visit from December through April. Though the temperatures do not drop as low as it does in the northern hemisphere, you do get to see the better temperatures during this time. During the month of March you can expect the average sea temperature to be around 26 Celsius (or 79 Fahrenheit) while in the Rio de Janeiro weather winters that temperature drops to 22 Celsius (or 72 Fahrenheit). The sea temperatures usually start climbing in November and they start going down in April. One thing is certain; you should not be afraid of getting in the water.

Not A Bad Winter

If you are planning to visit during the months of July through September, you would be arriving during the winter. Before you start packing your sweaters, scarves and gloves, you should know that the city hardly ever gets too cold. This time of the year is in fact very popular because the water temperatures are not too bad and it rains a lot less than it does in the summer. The only thing to be concerned about is cloudy and rainy days in which cases it can be a bit chilly when you go to the beach. A sunny day in the winter months, however, will give you one of the best vacation days ever so check Rio De Janeiro Weather.Net for any drops in temperature.

Best Time To Visit

If you go to any travel website or buy any travel guide you will find many different answers to the question when is the best time to visit. The fact is that there is no bad time to visit Rio de Janeiro. You will get a lot of chances to do everything that the city has to offer. If you are, however, visiting for a short period of time, then it is recommended that you visit either in the months of April and May or October or November; the reason for that is that you get to see less rain than you would in the summer and the temperatures are still amazing both outside and inside of the water.

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