Averages for Rio de Janeiro in September

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most exciting destinations in the world, with world-class celebrations, unrivalled scenery, amazing weather and some of the best beaches in Brazil. Travellers clearly aren’t the only ones who appreciate Rios’ attraction, with Hollywood blockbusters such as The Incredible Hulk, The Twilight Saga, and the animated Rio all being based in t...

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Averages for Rio de Janeiro in September

  Temperature 22°C

71°F

Low Temperature 19°C

67°F

  High Temperature 25°C

77°F

  Sunshine Hours 5 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 25 %
  Rainfall 87mm
  Rainfall days 11 days
  Chance of Rain 40 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 50 %
  Sea Temperature 22°C

71°F

Averages for Rio de Janeiro in September

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most exciting destinations in the world, with world-class celebrations, unrivalled scenery, amazing weather and some of the best beaches in Brazil. Travellers clearly aren’t the only ones who appreciate Rios’ attraction, with Hollywood blockbusters such as The Incredible Hulk, The Twilight Saga, and the animated Rio all being based in this South American city.

Rio de Janeiro experiences an increase in temperature in September as the winter season fades away, bringing the readings up level with the likes of Maceio to the north. An average low for the month is 19°C, while the average high reaches up to 25°C. Those two temperatures remain basically constant in the course of the month. The overall average day temperature this time of year is 22°C, which is quite high by any means. The sea temperature is equally as high as the air temperature, averaging 22°C, making for pleasant afternoon weather for swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.

Relative humidity is always pretty high in Rio de Janeiro and September is no exception. Humidity levels vary from 54% to 96%, which is definitely, almost uncomfortably, high. Air-conditioning in your hotel room should be a requirement when looking for accommodation.

September is an average month in terms of rainfall, receiving 87mm in total in the course of 11 days with precipitation. The likelihood of experiencing a rain shower rises as the month progresses. The beginning of the month is the driest part with a 35% chance that rainfall occurs, while the end of the month has a chance of rainfall of 45%. Light rain is the most common type, being observed on 42% of those days with rainfall. Moderate rain, drizzle and thunderstorms occasionally happen as well, respectively on 22%, 20% and 14% of the wet days.

Cloud cover increases significantly throughout September, from 78%, which already is quite high, to 87%, which is basically as high as the percentage of cloud cover ever gets in this region. The end of September is characterised by mostly cloudy skies.

This, of course, greatly limits the amount of sunshine that hits the city and its sandy beaches. September has the lowest number of daily sunshine hours—5 per day on average. October, which is a similarly cloudy month, has the same number.

Where to Stay

An affordable option in the Rio city centre for your September vacation is the Monte Alegre Hotel. This 3-star hotel lies in the very popular Lapa neighbourhood and within walking distance from many attractions, such as museums, restaurants and theatres. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace, fitness and wellness centre, and restaurant. Two of the city’s main beaches—Copacabana and Flamengo—lie no more than 15 minutes away.

A 4-star hotel, the Hotel Atlantico Business Centro is situated in downtown Rio, within close proximity to the Municipal Theatre, the Santos Dumont Airport, and the Museums of Modern and Fine Arts. The vibrant Lapa neighbourhood, one of the city’s most charming, lies a short walk from the hotel. Amenities include a rooftop pool and terrace offering amazing views, a 24-hour business centre, sauna, fitness centre and restaurant and bar.

The Promenade Leblon Inn is located in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most popular neighbourhoods, and offers hotel- and apartment-style accommodations. Breakfast is served each morning and the hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. The hotel is welcoming on both leisure and business travellers, and has a dedicated business centre onsite.

Things to Do

Due to the exquisite scenery of the tall mountains in Rio de Janeiro, one of the best ways to experience everything the city has to offer in September is to give hang gliding a try. The weather will never interfere with your plans, as it is quite stable this time of year. Rio Hang Gliding offers tandem flights over the city, with hotel transfers included for ease. The serene flights take in the best of the region, with unique bird’s eye views over Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado Mountain, Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Guanabara Bay and the neighbouring city of Niteroi.

Aerial view of buildings on the beach front, Ipanema Beach, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Aerial view of buildings on the beach front. Ipanema Beach, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

For travellers who want to appreciate Rio de Janeiro’s scenic beauty from a unique vantage point, but aren’t keen on hang gliding, a helicopter trip could be exactly the answer.

Helicopter Flights Rio de Janeiro can arrange all manner of airborne activities, including scenic flights over the city and the Bay, trips over nearby Sao Paulo, and even air taxi services for those with money to burn.

Hit the Beach

The water temperature may be at its annual low in September, averaging 22°C, but the water is by no means cold. If you want to go for a swim, consider heading to Pepê Beach, regarded as one of Rio’s trendiest beaches. Named after Pepê, a famous hang glider and surfer, this beach is filled with beautiful people—particularly the weekends are quite busy. This is a popular beach among water sports enthusiasts, with options to go surfing, kite boarding and bodyboarding. Lifeguards keep an eye on things and make this one of the city’s safest beaches. Facilities on and nearby Pepê Beach include a sandwich shop and kite surfing school.

Eating and Drinking Out

For a touch of familiar comfort food during a trip to Brazil, head to Miam Miam. Crusty bruschetta, spicy curries and creamy pastas grace the menu, which diners enjoy in the down-to-earth, exposed brick wall establishment decorated with bright and vibrant colours and animal themed furniture. Miam Miam’s sister restaurant, Oui Oui, is also located in the city.

Miam Miam Brazilian Restaurant Rio de Janeiro

Crusty Bruschetta at Miam Miam Restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Restaurante Oui Oui is a small and stylish eating venue that serves only small dishes, which allows guests to assemble their own sampling menu. Similar to tapas in Spain, these small plates are meant to be shared by everyone at the table, creating a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

One of the very best restaurants for steaks and seafood is Marius Restaurant, located right in front of Leme Beach. This is a magnificent place to spend an evening eating and drinking away. People who are starving might want to order the much-favoured Rodizio menu—an all-you-can-eat menu including salads and seafood or steak.

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