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Rio de Janeiro: May Weather Averages

Daily averages for May
  Temperature 74°F


Low Temperature 70°F


  High Temperature 79°F


  Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 29 %
  Chance of Rain 27 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 27 %
  Sea Temperature 77°F


Daily averages for May

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
°C 25 25 25 24 25 25 24 24 23 23 23 24 23 23 23
°F 77 77 77 75 77 77 75 75 73 73 73 75 73 73 73
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
23 23 23 23 23 24 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23
73 73 73 73 73 75 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73

Averages for Rio de Janeiro in May

One of the world leaders in the world of sport, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a popular holiday destination for sports lovers of all kinds. As famous for its football players as it is for its beaches, Rio de Janeiro is especially known as the South American home of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics; two very prestigious honours for the coastal city.

As the summer approaches, the weather in Rio de Janeiro becomes a little colder than the previous months, although it remains warm, topping out at 26 degrees Celsius on average, and dropping to 21 degrees overnight. With 10 mm of rainfall over an average of 10 or 11 days of the month, precipitation remains low during May, and standard for the year.

Rio de Janeiro in the evening sun light

Rio de Janeiro in the evening sunlight.

Sports enthusiasts can’t pass up the opportunity to visit the Estádio do Maracanã; the sports stadium that has hosted a variety of major events since the 1950 World Cup. The stadium can be toured, although it does close for preparations in advance of big events. However, even when the stadium is closed, the onsite museum can still be visited. The museum is home to concrete footprints of some of the most famous players to have graced the pitch, and some souvenirs can be purchased. The museum also displays the changes the stadium has undergone since its opening.

World Cup 2014 Rio de Janeiro Brazil

 Estádio do Maracanã.


The Rio Scenarium is a city centre club with a twist; it’s suited even to those who don’t usually enjoy the nightclub scene. Based across three floors, with a hollow centre, the ground floor is ideal for those who want to enjoy a relaxed bite to eat whilst listening to the samba music this venue is famous for, while the upper floors are for those who want a bit more a of lively dance atmosphere. The menu has a touch of BBQ, Creole, and, of course, Brazilian.

The Scorial Rio offers luxurious rooms from £88 per night. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and lays out a full continental breakfast each morning. There’s a fitness centre for the health conscious and a business centre with conference facilities so it’s a good choice for both leisure and business travellers.

Water sports at Sugarloaf Mountain Rio de Janeiro

Water sports at Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro.

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