Averages for Rio de Janeiro in June

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, enjoys a tropical savannah climate, which sees warm temperatures all-year round, making the destination popular with travellers both in summer and in winter. Travellers heading to this Atlantic coast beach resort in summer, however, may see freak heat waves hit the city, bringing temperatures up to 40°C for short spells. June, as opposed to places in the Northern Hemisphere, indicates the start of the winter season in Rio.

The day temperature in June averages...

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  • Temperature Temperature 22°C 71°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 25°C 77°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 19°C 66°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 80 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 7 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 23°C 74°F

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, enjoys a tropical savannah climate, which sees warm temperatures all-year round, making the destination popular with travellers both in summer and in winter. Travellers heading to this Atlantic coast beach resort in summer, however, may see freak heat waves hit the city, bringing temperatures up to 40°C for short spells. June, as opposed to places in the Northern Hemisphere, indicates the start of the winter season in Rio.

The day temperature in June averages 22°C, similar to Florianopolis, Brazil, technically making it one of the coldest months in Rio de Janeiro—only July, with its 21°C average, is cooler. The mercury drops to an average low of 19°C overnight, but climbs to a very pleasant average high of 25°C in the afternoon. This is quite a warm destination this month, considering that it's officially "winter" now. The sea temperature remains quite constant throughout the year and averages 23°C in June—perfect for refreshing dips in the Atlantic Ocean.

There are 6 hours of sunshine each day this month, which is a number that is recorded during 6 of the 12 months of the year in the city. This number is influenced greatly by the percentage of cloud cover, which happens to be fairly high year-round. Cloud cover ranges around 65-66% throughout June—this is as low as the cloud cover ever gets in these parts, meaning that the skies are generally partly cloudy.

The total accumulation of rainfall is 80mm this month, making it the third driest of all months—only July and August receive less rainfall. There are 7 days with rainfall, which, of course, means that there are 23 dry days as well. The chance of rainfall ranges around 25% every day and there is not a lot of variation throughout the month. The most common types of rainfall are light rain, moderate rain and drizzle, respectively occurring on 39%, 27% and 22% of the days with rainfall. Thunderstorms are observed on only 10% of those days.

Humidity is high, between 55% and 97%, as it is throughout the year, and June typically sees a bit of fog which can make visibility from the mountains somewhat patchy.

People who are looking to visit Rio in the near future are encouraged to check out our weather forecast on this page.

Where to Stay

The Apa Hotel in Copacabana has some of its neighbourhood's best value rooms. This 3-star hotel includes 52 en-suite bedrooms, and serves up breakfast each morning. The hotel includes a lounge area welcoming all guests, which contains magazines, newspapers and a television for catching up with the latest Brazilian soap operas and news.

Another suggested hotel to stay during your visit in June is the wonderful Royal Rio Palace Hotel. Located in the very heart of Copacabana, this hotel lies mere minutes from the city's most iconic beach as well as close to many restaurants, shops and other attractions. Facilities are plentiful and include a rooftop fitness centre boasting amazing views of the ocean, a swimming pool and sun deck also offering impressive views, a restaurant, Wi-Fi and a rooftop sauna.

Situated in the historic Santa Teresa neighbourhood, Casa Amarelo is a 4-star hotel housed in a historic building dating from the early-20th century. This cosy boutique hotel is set in a beautiful environment and features a swimming pool and a tropical garden. This is arguably one of the most scenic places to stay in the entire city—a peaceful area home to songbirds, little monkeys and lush tropical vegetation.

Things to Do

One of Rio's most iconic natural features is Sugar Loaf Mountain, the very place that offers the best views in the entire city. In June, one of the months with the most comfortable weather, make sure to take the cable car to the 220-metre-high top, from which you will be able to enjoy a jaw-dropping 360-degree view that takes in Guanabara Bay, Copacabana Beach, the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain and the rest of Rio. The cable car ride is split up into two legs—one from Praia Vermelha to Urca Mountain and then onward from Urca Mountain to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain.

A major cultural attraction is the Candelaria Church, a majestic building facing Guanabara Bay. This listed building is the oldest Catholic church in the city, an imposing architectural feat that is as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside. Even if you're not religious, this monumental church should be on your itinerary.

Hit the Beach

Enjoy the 23°C-warm sea temperature and head to Vermelha Beach in Rio's Urca district. Situated at the foot of Sugar Loaf Mountain, this is probably the most scenic beach in the entire city—and that means something. It lies just across the square from where the cable car up to the mountain departs. Known as Praia Vermelha in Portuguese, its name literally means "red beach", which refers to the colour of the sand during sunset. While the sea water isn't as clean as it is, for example, at Copacabana Beach, the spectacular setting makes it a place that's definitely worth a visit.

Eating and Drinking Out

To spend an evening amongst Rio's local celebrities, head to the Nuth Lounge. This upmarket dance spot is a favourite amongst the city's most sophisticated, best dressed, and richest. It's well known as a popular hangout for beautiful Brazilian women, and also famous throughout Brazil for being one of the liveliest nightclubs in the country. The club is located in the Barra da Tijuca district, south of the city centre.

Barra da Tijuca Rio de Janeiro Brazil

The Nuth Lounge is in the Barra da Tijuca district.

Having won about a dozen awards, the Esplanada Grill in Ipanema can be considered to be one of the top steakhouses in Rio de Janeiro. Rodizio is a typical Brazilian specialty, a concept featuring all-you-can-eat meat menus. This restaurant's menu is so varied that you'll have trouble picking a dish—there are spareribs, steaks, fish, chicken dishes and much, much more.

For contemporary Asian food, including sushi, you might want to head to Restaurante Opium in the Ipanema Plaza. Its menu featuring dishes from countries such as Japan, China, Vietnam and India, this is a wonderful venue for an evening out. Its wine list is quite long as well, including more than 50 labels.

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