Rio de Janeiro: March Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||8 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||29 %|
|Rainfall days||12 days|
|Chance of Rain||39 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||31 %|
Averages for Rio de Janeiro in March
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is the capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro, and former capital city of the country. It’s famous for its beaches, music, and world renowned celebrations, as well as for being a top choice for gay travellers, with around one million LGBT tourists heading to this Atlantic coast destination each and every year.
The weather in Rio de Janeiro in March is similar to that in February, with temperatures ranging from 24 to 29 degrees Celsius and rainfall averaging around 10 mm over the course of 11 or 12 days of the month. This steady weather, typical of the Tropical Savannah climate, can also be seen in neighbouring resorts, such as Sao Paulo located 300 miles to the west.
Perhaps the most famous landmark in Rio de Janeiro is the Christ the Redeemer statue, considered to be an icon of the city. This new wonder of the world stands almost 40 metres tall, and is situated on the tip of the 700 metre high Corcovado Mountain, watching over the city beneath. Visitors are transported to the site of the statue on the Corcovado Railway which, having been built in the late 1800s, is actually older than the statue itself. On its journey, the train passes through the Tijuca National Park; the world’s largest urban forest.
Aerial view of Christ Redeemer and Corcovado Mountain.
For a bite to eat, the Talho Capixaba delicatessen offers up a variety of freshly baked goods. There’s a wide selection of breads to enjoy in or take back to the hotel, as well as sweet pastries and snacks. For those a little hungrier or wanting to spend a little more time here, sandwiches, pastas, salads and pastry-based pizzas are on the menu, along with a choice of wines and spirits.
The Hotel Granada offers centrally located rooms from just £79 per night. Rooms are perhaps more basic than in the 5* resorts in the city, but offer all the standard hotel features such as private bathroom, minibar and in-room safe. Double and twin rooms are available, with wonderful views over the nearby Rio de Janeiro Cathedral.
Rio de Janeiro Cathedral under special illumination.