Climate in Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro State), Brazil

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from weather station: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Average water temperature

The mean water temperature over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Average wind speed

The mean monthly wind speed over the year (in meters per second)

Weather Forecasts for Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro State)

FRI Oct 22
24°C | 18°C

Partly cloudy

SAT Oct 23
29°C | 19°C


SUN Oct 24
31°C | 22°C

Heavy rain

The best time of year to visit Rio de Janeiro in Brazil

The high season in Rio is summer (December to March), but this season is also the most crowded and most expensive period. Off-season (May-October) is also a good option if you are looking for low hotel prices and don't mind to face the risk of having some days with low temperatures. Rio's winter temperatures stay around the 20 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit), dipping occasionally below the 15 degrees Celsius (60ºFahrenehit).

Rainy days can be disturbing during a visit to Rio, but they are very unpredictable. They sometimes occur in high season as well.

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • During the month of June, July, August and September you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
  • On average, the temperatures are always high.
  • The warmest month is February with an average maximum temperature of 30°C (86°F).
  • The coldest month is August with an average maximum temperature of 25°C (77°F).
  • December is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • July is the driest month.
  • February is the most sunny month.
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