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Weather in Rio de Janeiro

In Rio's summer (December to February), temperatures can reach 40ºC (104ºF) or more. When the heat is on, tourists should follow the Brazilian example and hit the beach and enjoy the breeze. These months are also peak season as millions come for the annual Carnival which is held in either January or February. During this time, flights are more expensive and hotels are charged at a premium.

Autumn (March to May) sees temperatures rapidly decline into the upper 20s. Plan your trip to coincide with Dia do Indio (Indian Day) on April 19 and enjoy a series of events honouring the nation's indigenous peoples.

Rio's winter (June to August) is never that cold, with temperatures rarely going below 17°C (63°F) though cold fronts and strong sea-borne winds may see you needing a light jacket for some evenings. Rainfall is at its lowest in winter, especially in July and August, when you might only expect a dozen rainy days in these months.

Spring (September to November) is warm and dry, with temperatures averaging out at 23°C (73°F). The lack of humidity makes visiting Rio during these months pleasant and enjoyable.

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Monday
Sunny
Sunny skies
35
°C
0
0
e
0-20%
1016 mb
good
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
32
°C
1.1
12
sw
0-20%
1014 mb
good
Wednesday
Overcast
Overcast skies
28
°C
0.7
7
se
80-100%
1020 mb
good
Thursday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
30
°C
0
6
ese
20-40%
1018 mb
good
Friday
Sunny
Sunny skies
35
°C
0
5
ese
20-40%
1015 mb
good
Saturday
Sunny
Sunny skies
34
°C
0
3
ene
0-20%
1012 mb
good
Sunday
Sunny
Sunny skies
34
°C
0.8
2
ssw
0-20%
1013 mb
good
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Last updated: 2019-05-06 21:17:16
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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