Weather in Rio de Janeiro

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In Rio's summer (December to February), temperatures regularly reach 40ºC (104ºF) or more. When the heat is on, tourists should follow the Brazilian example and hit the beach rather than rush around. These months are also peak season - not only are international flights more expensive, but domestic travel and hotels are charged at a premium and get booked up quickly.

Rio’s winter is never that cold, with temperatures rarely reaching below 17°C (63°F). On cooler evening and during its winter months, June to August, bring a light sweater or jacket.

Day

Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Thu
Sunny
Sunny skies
3
7
°C
2.4mm
5
wnw
56%
1,011mb
Good
Fri
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
3
3
°C
4.7mm
9
sw
67%
1,012mb
Moderate
Sat
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
3
0
°C
4.2mm
9
sse
76%
1,017mb
Good
Sun
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
2
9
°C
12.1mm
10
se
77%
1,015mb
Good
Mon
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
3
3
°C
2.2mm
7
sse
68%
1,013mb
Moderate
Tue
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
3
7
°C
2.7mm
3
s
58%
1,010mb
Moderate
Wed
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
3
7
°C
2.2mm
1
se
58%
1,008mb
Moderate
Thu
Mod Rain Swrs Day
Moderate or heavy rain shower
3
0
°C
4mm
9
se
81%
1,006mb
Moderate
Fri
Mod Rain Swrs Day
Moderate or heavy rain shower
3
0
°C
35.2mm
9
se
79%
1,007mb
Moderate
Sat
Heavy Rain
Torrential rain shower
3
2
°C
41.1mm
7
ese
74%
1,008mb
Poor

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Thu
Clear
Clear skies
2
3
°C
21.8mm
4
nnw
81%
1,011mb
Good
Fri
Iso Rain Swrs Night
Light rain shower
2
4
°C
22.3mm
2
sw
89%
1,015mb
Good
Sat
Mod Rain Swrs Night
Moderate or heavy rain shower
2
4
°C
21.3mm
4
ese
91%
1,017mb
Moderate
Sun
Mod Rain Swrs Night
Moderate rain at times
2
2
°C
21.7mm
9
ene
94%
1,015mb
Moderate
Mon
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
2
2
°C
7.2mm
3
ne
90%
1,012mb
Good
Tue
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
2
2
°C
6.4mm
3
nnw
84%
1,009mb
Moderate
Wed
Mod Rain Swrs Night
Moderate or heavy rain shower
2
4
°C
4.6mm
4
nw
82%
1,008mb
Moderate
Thu
Heavy Rain Swrs Day
Heavy rain at times
2
3
°C
23.3mm
10
e
91%
1,009mb
Moderate
Fri
Heavy Rain Swrs Day
Heavy rain at times
2
5
°C
23.3mm
4
ne
95%
1,007mb
Moderate
Last updated at 08:05, Thursday 29 January
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Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
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  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
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  • 91 to 100 is high
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