When to go to Rio de Janeiro: climate, best time and tips month by month

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Rio de Janeiro it is among the most desired destinations in the world. Huge coastal city in Brazil, this is the second largest city in Brazil, after São Paulo.

As you can imagine, there are many things to see and do and you have to be careful about the period you choose to organize your trip, in order not to risk it ruined! Here's one guide on when to go to Rio de Janeiro: climate, best time and tips month by month!



Index

  1. Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation
  2. When to go to Rio de Janeiro: the cheapest period
  3. Rio de Janeiro in Spring (Sep-Dec)
  4. Rio de Janeiro in Summer (Dec-Mar)
  5. Rio de Janeiro in Autumn (Apr-May)
  6. Rio de Janeiro in Winter (Jun-Sep)
  7. User questions and comments

Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation

  • Best time: summer (December to March) is the hottest but rainiest season, as well as the season of the famous Carnival. Winter (May to October) is cooler but you can still enjoy beach life
  • Period to avoid: no one in particular.

Rio has a tropical climate, characterized by two seasons: a relatively cool one from May to October and a hot and muggy one from December to March, with November and April as intermediate months.

The seasons are opposite to Italy: in fact, the average temperature in July is 21,5 °, that of January and February is 27 °, the hottest months. Basically it is a warm weather all year round, but between November and March both temperatures and humidity rise due to the frequent rains, mainly due to a storm.



When to go to Rio de Janeiro: the cheapest period

Le mid-seasons are the cheapest period for a trip to Rio de Janeiro, specifically between September and December and between March and June. Hotel prices are comparatively lower and you can save quite a bit on your flight. Among other things, the climate is very pleasant.

Rio de Janeiro in Spring (Sep-Dec)

In spring, which in Rio coincides with the period between September and December, the climate is ideal. The maximums are around an average of 26 ° and the rains, especially in the first part of the season, are scarce, and then increase gradually as you go towards the end of November-beginning of December. The heat is more bearable and the lowest temperatures in July and August are not touched. The mild climate is favorable for visiting the city with ease undertake demanding excursions such as the ascent to the Sugar Loaf or the visit to Christ the Redeemer.

As for the events, the most important is certainly that of November 15, the date on which the Republic Day, celebrated throughout the country with events and ceremonies.

Rio de Janeiro in Summer (Dec-Mar)

Rio summer coincides with our winter. The season, which runs from December to March, is hot and muggy. The average estimated in February is around 27 °, however very hot days can also occur with highs of 35/37 °. The problem of this period are the rains which occur frequently especially with a reverse and temporal character.

Touristically speaking, this is the peak season. There is a festive atmosphere and there they are numerous events culminating in the Réveillon (New Year's Eve), not to mention the preparations for the very famous Carnival, the perfect event for those who want to get to know Rio and its culture. There are endless possibilities to attend parades of allegorical floats and themed events in costume with music and to the rhythm of samba.



Rio de Janeiro in Autumn (Apr-May)

In autumn, which in Rio coincides with the period between April and May, the climate is ideal. The maximums are around an average of 25/26 ° and the rains, as you go towards the end of May-beginning of November, begin to be scarce. The heat is more bearable and the lowest temperatures in July and August are not touched.

Moreover, many events take place in these months, first of all Festas juninas, Brazil's June celebrations, which also take place in Rio, where Brazilians love to spend evenings dancing al fresco eating traditional foods, or the Rock in Rio music festival.



Rio de Janeiro in Winter (Jun-Sep)

Rio's winter corresponds to our summer. And it is the dry period, where rains are rarer. Although it is winter, temperatures are around an average of 22/23 °, it is therefore possible to sunbathe and swim in a sea even if the water is cool. The phenomenon of cold air masses of Antarctic origin is not uncommon, which can bring a bit of coolness, or even a bit of night cold, so that the minimums can drop to around 10/12 °. On the other hand, in June, July and August, it is possible to find days with a summer flavor with peaks of 30/32 degrees. Winter is therefore the season during which there is awide choice of activities to undertake: sightseeing tours around the city, a few hours on the beach in the hottest hours of the day, ascent to the Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer.

Two important events are held between the end of August and the beginning of September: the Orchid Festival, an event that flower lovers cannot miss and the Rio Film Festival during which, for a week, the city becomes the world capital of cinema, with reviews and awards in which many international stars take part.

How to dress: what to pack

  • In winter (Jun-Sep): casual and light clothing, swimsuit and sandals, trekking shoes for any excursions, sunscreen, sunglasses, sweatshirt and sweater for any eventuality
  • In summer (dec-mar): casual and light clothing, swimsuit and sandals, sunscreen, sunglasses, sweatshirt and sweater for rooms with air conditioning, umbrella or raincoat
  • In autumn and spring (apr-may-oct-nov): comfortable and informal clothing, swimsuit and sandals, trekking shoes for any excursions, sunscreen, sunglasses, sweatshirt and sweater, umbrella or raincoat

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