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Rio de Janeiro weather in January (Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil)

Looking to travel to Rio de Janeiro in January? This guide provides all the details you need.

Temperatures

In January, Rio de Janeiro generally has very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 31°C. But by evening, they drop to around 24°C. Bear in mind, these are average temperatures, and it can get even warmer on particular days. Make sure to choose clothing that accommodates the warmth.

Precipitation

Rio de Janeiro in January usually receives heavy rainfall, averaging around 199 mm for the month. It records the year's peak rainfall, often coming down quite heavily. We recommend bringing a poncho, which will keep you dry. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 20 days of rain.

Average sunshine

With around 212 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Rio de Janeiro. May, June, July, August and September typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, January and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Rio de Janeiro climate page with graphs.

 

Rio de Janeiro, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 24°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 31°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 25°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 67%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 199 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 20 days  
HumidityHumidity 79%  
WindspeedWindspeed 11 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 212 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Brazil in January

Find out more about the weather in Brazil and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case. With a water temperature of around 25°C this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
8/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

Interested in more climate information?

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