Sao Paulo weather in May (Sao Paulo State, Brazil)

What can you expect from the weather in Sao Paulo during May? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In Sao Paulo the weather in May is generally perfect, characterized by high temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 24°C (show in °F). However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 14°C.

Sao Paulo in May usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 71 mm (show in inches) for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 12 days of rain are anticipated.

The city usually sees around 182 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If you're inclined towards comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, May is a prime time to visit Sao Paulo. April, May, June, July and August typically offer the best weather. While January and February tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly weather and climate conditions, visit our specialized Sao Paulo climate page with graphs.


Sao Paulo, monthly averages in May

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 14.4°C  
Max Temperature 24°C  
Chance of Rain 41%  
Precipitation 71 mm  
Rainy days 12 days  
Humidity 79%  
Sunshine 182 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Brazil in May

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

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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 / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Sao Paulo in May?

​ For visitors traveling to Sao Paulo, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes. ​ ​

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to Brazil? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Brazil. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.