Brazil weather in March

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in March in Brazil. Is this month a good time to go to Brazil? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Brazil in March?

The weather conditions in Brazil in March range from poor to perfect depending on the destination.

During March in Brazil, the average maximum temperature ranges from pleasant in São Joaquim with 22°C (71°F) to very high in Boa Vista with 34°C (94°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 24°C (76°F) in Boa Vista and 13°C (55°F) in São Joaquim. These night and day temperatures are average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and dress for the heat.

Precipitation in March ranges from moderate in Boa Vista with an average of 31mm (1.2inch) rainfall to heavy in Soure with 602mm (24inch). It is also generally a sunny period with an average of 208 hours of sunshine in Rio de Janeiro during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Brazil.

Where to go in Brazil in March

Find the average weather conditions in March for the most popular destinations in Brazil on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Brazil

What is the weather like in March for the 5 most popular destinations in Brazil?

Average weather in Rio de Janeiro

In March Rio de Janeiro generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (74°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Rio de Janeiro
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 75°F 
202 hours 
130mm / 5.1inch 
7 days 
30°C / 85°F 
24°C / 74°F 
208 hours 
135mm / 5.3inch 
8 days 
April   >> April
>>  
28°C / 82°F 
22°C / 72°F 
183 hours 
95mm / 3.7inch 
9 days 
Climate in Rio de Janeiro

Average weather in Sao Paulo

In March Sao Paulo generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 19°C (66°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Sao Paulo
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
29°C / 84°F 
20°C / 67°F 
162 hours 
250mm / 9.8inch 
14 days 
28°C / 82°F 
19°C / 66°F 
167 hours 
215mm / 8.5inch 
11 days 
April   >> April
>>  
26°C / 79°F 
17°C / 63°F 
165 hours 
72mm / 2.8inch 
7 days 
Climate in Sao Paulo

Average weather in Florianópolis

In March Florianópolis generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (69°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Florianópolis
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
29°C / 85°F 
22°C / 71°F 
165 hours 
202mm / 8inch 
15 days 
29°C / 84°F 
21°C / 69°F 
185 hours 
173mm / 6.8inch 
13 days 
April   >> April
>>  
27°C / 80°F 
18°C / 64°F 
171 hours 
122mm / 4.8inch 
9 days 
Climate in Florianópolis

Average weather in Gramado

In March Gramado generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (57°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Gramado
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
25°C / 77°F 
16°C / 60°F 
168mm / 6.6inch 
23°C / 73°F 
14°C / 57°F 
186mm / 7.3inch 
April   >> April
>>  
20°C / 68°F 
11°C / 52°F 
155mm / 6.1inch 
Climate in Gramado

Average weather in Fortaleza

In March Fortaleza generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Fortaleza
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 75°F 
181 hours 
207mm / 8.1inch 
15 days 
poor 
30°C / 85°F 
24°C / 75°F 
151 hours 
330mm / 13inch 
22 days 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
30°C / 85°F 
23°C / 74°F 
156 hours 
351mm / 14inch 
21 days 
poor 
Climate in Fortaleza

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Brazil.

Is March the best time to go to Brazil?

In our opinion March is not the best time to visit Brazil with commonly tolerable weather in Rio de Janeiro.

On average the best time to visit Brazil is in April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November with generally perfect weather in Rio de Janeiro. The worst months are January, February and March that can have tolerable weather conditions.

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