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Rio de Janeiro: December Weather Averages

Daily averages for December
  Temperature 80°F


Low Temperature 73°F


  High Temperature 86°F


  Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 16 %
  Chance of Rain 45 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 45 %
  Sea Temperature 77°F


Chance of Windy Day 3 %

Daily averages for December

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
°C 26 25 26 26 26 27 26 26 27 26 25 26 25 26 27
°F 79 77 79 79 79 81 79 79 81 79 77 79 77 79 81
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
27 27 26 26 27 27 27 26 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27
81 81 79 79 81 81 81 79 81 81 81 81 81 81 81 81

Averages for Rio de Janeiro in December

There is no doubt that Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is the place to go to celebrate, party, and have a good time. The South American city plays host to one of the biggest and most famous festivals in the world, the Rio Carnival, and the region is also renowned for going all out during the festive period, particularly at New Years. The great weather during the winter means beach parties galore.

The weather is Rio de Janeiro in December is nothing but stunning, and is very similar to that in nearby Buzios. Temperatures range from lows of 23 degrees to highs up in the 30’s, and the city experiences very little rainfall during this time. Temperatures will continue to rise as the month continues, becoming evening warmer in the new year.

The biggest event in Rio de Janeiro’s calendar this month is the New Year celebrations that happen all over the city. However, the biggest and best party, Rio Reveillon, happens on Copacabana beach. Two million party goers line the famous beachfront each December 31st to see the live music performances and the firework display at the stroke of midnight. Many locals wear outfits of white, red, yellow or green which are believed to bring luck, romance, prosperity and health for the coming year.

Rio New Years Eve celebrations Rio Revellion

Rio Revellion, New Years Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro.

Another option for the celebrations is Club Six. This is a loud, lively nightclub where the alcohol flows quick and freely. The club gets its name from its six different sections, each playing a different genre of music, and boasts three dance floors along with five bar areas and seating. The club is decorated with a medieval theme, which isn’t always obvious amongst the crowds.

For a reasonable priced hotel close to the action, consider the Copacabana Rio Hotel, located just one block from the beachfront. One of the best aspects of this hotel during December is the rooftop which welcomes visitors who want to enjoy the Copacabana atmosphere from a quieter location. The beach and the fireworks can be seen from the rooftop, and it’s a good choice for families who don’t want to take their children to the crowded party. Rooms cost from £88 pet night, but expect to pay more over the holidays.

New Years Eve celebrations Rio de Janeiro

Celebrate your New Year in Rio de Janeiro.

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