Weather Rio de Janeiro
21 OctLocal Time: 05:34 BRST UK Time: 08:34 BST
- Sunrise 06:15
- Sunset 18:59
- Moonrise 04:41
- Moonset 17:09
|Temp feels like:||68°F (20°C)|
|Length of Day:||13h 31m|
|Dew Point:||68°F (20°C)|
|Visiblity:||3 miles (4 km)|
Average for October: 74°F (24°C)
Weather Overview for Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is dubbed by locals as ‘cidade maravilhosa’ (marvellous city) and it’s easy to understand why; it has one of the most stunning settings of any major city in the world, the infamous Rio Carnival and the samba party’s go long into the night. That is not to even mention the fantastic climate. Sadly the city does, however, suffer huge problems with crime, drug abuse and corruption of which visitors should be aware.
The climate is tropical, with year round warm temperatures and plenty of rainfall. Average annual temperature is 23 ºC; generally sticking in the range between 17 ºC and 30 ºC though hotter and colder temperatures are possible. Annual rainfall averages a little over 1000mm. The record high ever recorded in
Aerial view of Christ Redeemer and Corcovado Mountain, Rio de Janeiro.
Summer really begins towards the end of November and lasts until March. At this time daily highs average 29 ºC, though they can frequently climb into the 30s and even towards 40 ºC in some parts of the city. This is when you wan the sea breezes to blow! Even at night temperatures remain in the 20s so it really is a hot time. Rainfall is at its highest in summer, over 100mm per month. December is on average the wettest month of the year with 169mm, though in truth rainfall is unpredictable and sunny days or torrential downpours can be just as likely.
Beach Leme and Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro.
Winter is from June to August. It is still warm but average temperatures are around 5 ºC cooler than summer on average. Sometimes it can drop into the mid-teens so a jacket is handy to have just in case. Rainfall is at its lowest in winter, especially July and August with around 50mm average. Don’t be surprised to see a shower or two though, especially in early and late winter.
Spring and Autumn
Since the equatorial climate gives little seasonal variation spring and autumn are short seasons and don’t herald the dramatic transformations as is seen in more northerly climes. If anything spring is slightly drier than autumn but there is not a lot of difference. There really isn’t a bad time to visit
Ipanema beach. Rio de Janeiro.
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