Averages for Rio de Janeiro in July

 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is widely considered to overlook some of the most stunning scenery not just in South America, but in the world. Perched in a prime location, Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, both icons of the city, dominate both the Atlantic coastline and Guanabara Bay, stretching 19 miles across to Niteroi and Sao Goncalo.

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Averages for Rio de Janeiro in July

  Temperature 21°C

70°F

Low Temperature 18°C

65°F

  High Temperature 25°C

78°F

  Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 25 %
  Rainfall 56mm
  Rainfall days 7 days
  Chance of Rain 40 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 50 %
  Sea Temperature 22°C

72°F

Daily averages for July

Daily averages for July

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22
°F 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72

Averages for Rio de Janeiro in July

 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is widely considered to overlook some of the most stunning scenery not just in South America, but in the world. Perched in a prime location, Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, both icons of the city, dominate both the Atlantic coastline and Guanabara Bay, stretching 19 miles across to Niteroi and Sao Goncalo.

July falls in the “winter” season in Rio—although it’s high temperatures don’t make it feel like winter at all. This is the coolest month of the whole year, but the average temperature still is no lower than 21°C. Nights get 18°C cool this month, which is the lowest nighttime temperature of any month, indicating the superb climate that Rio enjoys. In the afternoon, the mercury rises to a delightful 25°C. Those average low and high temperatures tend to remain constant throughout the month. The sea temperature, too, reaches its annual minimum now and averages 22°C, which is still definitely more than high enough for comfortable dips in the ocean.

July is not only the coolest month; it is also one of the driest months. Now, the total amount of rainfall is no more than 56mm, which is very low for this region. Only August gets less rainfall, but only marginally. There are 7 days with precipitation in July, which means that you will be able to enjoy 24 days without any rain at all. The probability that rainfall occurs ranges around 26% throughout the month, which is the lowest rainfall chance in the whole year. If it rains, it will most likely be light rain—observed on 41% of the days with rainfall. Moderate rain and drizzle may happen as well, both on 25% of those wet days. The occasional thunderstorms may still occur, too, but aren’t very likely.

Even though rainfall is at its lowest, Rio remains a humid place throughout June. Humidity levels range between 53% and 97%.

Related to this relatively low rainfall is the percentage of cloud cover, which also happens to be at its annual minimum. Cloud cover ranges between 65% in the beginning of the month (the annual low) and 68% at the end.

There are 6 sunshine hours per day on average, a number that was also seen in April, May and June and will be observed in November and December as well. Plenty of time to enjoy time on the beach!

Where to Stay

Despite being awarded four stars, the Copacabana Mar hotel located in the city’s most famous neighbourhood retains its modest price tag, with room rates affordable to most visitors. The 96 rooms all feature private facilities, a minibar, and great views over Copacabana. The outdoor pool boasts a stunning mountainous backdrop, and is a wonderful place for enjoying a relaxing drink.

Night view of Copacabana  Rio de Janeiro

Night view of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.

Another 4-star hotel in Rio that’s recommended for your July vacation is the Novotel Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont. Located conveniently next to the Santos Dumont Airport, it also lies close to a few major cultural attractions, such as the Museums of Fine and Modern Arts. Guests can enjoy international cuisine at the restaurant or a tropical cocktail at the bar. Other amenities include a fitness centre, sauna and Wi-Fi.

Situated in the heart of the Copacabana neighbourhood, the South American Copacabana Hotel is a wonderful option for both business travellers and tourists. There are 99 rooms, a restaurant, convention centre, swimming pool with pool bar, and a fitness centre with a sauna.

Things to Do

With temperatures averaging 21°C and no more than 56mm of rainfall in total for the entire month, July is one of the most comfortable months to be outdoors in Rio. Surrounded by rainforests, gorgeous beaches and downright spectacular mountains, this is one of the most scenic cities in the world—adventure sports are plentiful. Consider bringing your hiking boots when visiting in July and exploring the gorgeous natural scenery around Rio on foot. Tijuca National Park, for instance, offers visitors the chance to immerse themselves in nature right in the city—it is the world’s largest urban forest! Other fabulous hiking destinations in and around the city include Sugar Loaf Mountain, iconic Corcovado Mountain topped by the Christ the Redeemer Statue, Pedra da Gavea and Dois Irmãos. Views, needless to say, are spectacular.

Those who would like to add a touch of culture to their trip can visit the wonderful National Museum of Fine Arts. One of the most important museums in Brazil, it houses the country’s most comprehensive collection of Brazilian art. Especially the collection of Brazilian sculptures and paintings from the 19th century is a major highlight. In total, visitors can see more than 20,000 works of art, from paintings to drawings and prints.

Hit the Beach

Rio enjoys high sea and air temperatures year-round—even in July, the middle of winter, the weather is more than pleasant enough to go for a visit to the beach. Consider visiting Botafogo and Flamengo Beaches during your stay, two neighbouring beaches that are famous for their beautiful sunsets. Although these beaches aren’t suited for swimming because of pollution, they do have plenty of other things to offer. Both beaches offer views of Sugar Loaf Mountain and are backed by lawns, parks and walking paths and bicycle trails. Brazilians live their lives outside and the facilities at these beaches definitely cater to that lifestyle. They are also much quieter than, say, Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach.

Eating and Drinking Out

The Zaza Bistro is a great place to eat for those who really enjoy food; not just the taste, but the smells and sights too. This contemporary café focuses on arousing all the senses with the use of Brazilian and internationally influenced cuisine. There’s an array of main courses, but for those just looking for a quick bite, the finger foods menu delivers with the likes of shrimp and coconut croquettes and spicy pork ribs.

The Zaza Bistro Rio de Janeiro Brazilian food.

The Zaza Bistro, serving internationally influenced Brazilian food.

In the mood for Italian cuisine? Head to Quadrucci, an extraordinary contemporary Italian restaurant that’s popular among young people. This stylish and spacious eating establishment is open for lunch and dinner. Its menu features Italian classics, such as caprese salads, ravioli pastas, risottos and tiramisu, and has an extensive wine list as well.

For comfort food, visit Bazzar in Ipanema, which is a popular place among book lovers as it is situated inside the Travessia bookstore. This is a wonderful place to go for a cup of coffee and a pastry, or lunch—its menu features salads and sandwiches.

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