When is the best time to go to Rio de Janeiro

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Rio de Janeiro weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Rio de Janeiro are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Rio de Janeiro January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 203mm 6.8hrs 14.2hrs 26°C

The climate in Rio de Janeiro during January can be summarized as hot, humid and very wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Rio de Janeiro for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the summer in Rio de Janeiro and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 21°C (70°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Rio de Janeiro with around 203mm 8 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 20 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Rio de Janeiro February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 186mm 7.1hrs 13.6hrs 26°C

February in Rio de Janeiro is generally wet with the temperature being hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Rio de Janeiro for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the summer in Rio de Janeiro and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 22°C (71°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Rio de Janeiro with around 186mm 7.3 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Rio de Janeiro weather in February »

March

Rio de Janeiro March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
26°C 183mm 6.7hrs 13hrs 26°C

The weather in March in Rio de Janeiro is characteristically hot, humid and wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Rio de Janeiro for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the fall / autumn in Rio de Janeiro and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 29°C (85°F), whilst at night 21°C (70°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Rio de Janeiro with around 183mm 7.2 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Rio de Janeiro April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
24°C 146mm 6.2hrs 12.3hrs 26°C

Rio de Janeiro's weather in April is typically hot, humid and wet in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Rio de Janeiro for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

April is in the fall / autumn in Rio de Janeiro and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 27°C (81°F), whilst at night 19°C (67°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Rio de Janeiro with around 146mm 5.8 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Rio de Janeiro May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
23°C 107mm 6.2hrs 11.8hrs 24°C

May is a damp, humid month in Rio de Janeiro and the temperature is generally warm.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Rio de Janeiro.

May is in the fall / autumn in Rio de Janeiro and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 26°C (78°F), whilst at night 18°C (64°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Rio de Janeiro with around 107mm 4.2 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Rio de Janeiro weather in May »

June

Rio de Janeiro June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
22°C 71mm 6.3hrs 14.2hrs 23°C

Warm, humid and reasonably dry weather often prevails in Rio de Janeiro during the month of June

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Rio de Janeiro, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

June is in the winter in Rio de Janeiro and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 16°C (61°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Rio de Janeiro with around 71mm 2.8 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Rio de Janeiro weather in June »

July

Rio de Janeiro July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
22°C 66mm 6.6hrs 13.6hrs 22°C

July in Rio de Janeiro is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being warm.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Rio de Janeiro, with some very good weather at this time of year.

July is in the winter in Rio de Janeiro and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 24°C (76°F), whilst at night 16°C (60°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Rio de Janeiro with around 66mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Rio de Janeiro weather in July »

August

Rio de Janeiro August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
23°C 76mm 6.6hrs 13hrs 22°C

The weather in August in Rio de Janeiro is characteristically warm, humid and reasonably dry.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Rio de Janeiro, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

August is in the winter in Rio de Janeiro and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 16°C (61°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Rio de Janeiro with around 76mm 3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Rio de Janeiro weather in August »

September

Rio de Janeiro September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
23°C 96mm 5.1hrs 12.3hrs 22°C

Rio de Janeiro's weather in September is typically warm, humid and a little damp in nature.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Rio de Janeiro, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

September is in the spring in Rio de Janeiro and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 17°C (63°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Rio de Janeiro with around 96mm 3.8 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Rio de Janeiro weather in September »

October

Rio de Janeiro October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
23°C 129mm 5.1hrs 11.8hrs 22°C

October is a wet, humid month in Rio de Janeiro and the temperature is generally warm.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Rio de Janeiro for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

October is in the spring in Rio de Janeiro and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 26°C (78°F), whilst at night 18°C (64°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Rio de Janeiro with around 129mm 5.1 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Rio de Janeiro weather in October »

November

Rio de Janeiro November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
24°C 159mm 5.7hrs 14.2hrs 24°C

The weather in November in Rio de Janeiro is characteristically warm, humid and wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Rio de Janeiro for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the spring in Rio de Janeiro and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 27°C (80°F), whilst at night 19°C (66°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Rio de Janeiro with around 159mm 6.2 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Rio de Janeiro December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
25°C 207mm 5.5hrs 13.6hrs 25°C

December in Rio de Janeiro is generally very wet with the temperature being hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Rio de Janeiro for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the summer in Rio de Janeiro and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 28°C (83°F), whilst at night 20°C (69°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Rio de Janeiro with around 207mm 8.1 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 21 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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Rio de Janeiro weather statistics
Hottest month: February 29.9°C 85.8°F
Driest month: July 66mm 2.6ins
Sunniest month: July 6.6hrs
Coldest month: July 24.2°C 75.6°F
Wettest month: December 207mm 8.1ins
Warmest sea: March 26.3°C 79.3°F
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