Brazil holiday weather

Check Brazil weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Brazil is expected to be 34°C, while the average maximum temperature in December is 28°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Rio de Janeiro.

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Brazil weather averages

Check Brazil weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Brazil are January and February with an average maximum temperature of 30°C. The sunniest month is February with on average 7 hours of bright sunshine per day. The months with the least number of days with some rain are June, July and August with 9 days. The sea is at its warmest in Brazil in February and March with an average sea temperature of 26°C. The Brazil weather averages shown below are for Rio de Janeiro.

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Brazil weather today

Here is the weather in Brazil today, Friday 15th December 2017. Expect scattered clouds in Brazil with a maximum temperature of 34°C, high levels of heat & humidity and 10 hours of bright sunshine. There are 0 mm of rainfall expected and a gentle breeze of 19 kph from the south. The weather forecast shown below is for Rio de Janeiro.

  • 34
    °C maximum temperature
  • 22
    °C minimum temperature
  • scattered clouds
  • 10
    hours of sunshine
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    mm of rainfall expected
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    high heat & humidity
  • 19
    kph wind from S

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Brazil weather overview

Brazil is massive. It is larger than the United States and contains almost half the land mass of South America, although it does not include the Andes within its borders. Most of the country lies within the tropics and has a hot, steamy climate. The largest regions are the Amazon Basin, which occupies the north and centre of Brazil, and the Brazilian plateau, which includes Brasilia and lies to the south and east of the Basin.

Then there is the narrow Atlantic coastal plain and the country's southern states which, because they lie outside the tropics, have a temperate climate and can be chilly in the winter months (May to September). Rainy seasons vary from region to region. In the Amazon Basin, which is the world's largest equatorial area, the rains come mainly between December and April although there can be downpours at any time of the year.

The northeast is much drier with unpredictable rainfall from year to year. Recife, at the top of the Atlantic coastal plain, has its wettest months from April to August whereas Rio de Janeiro, at the bottom end, is moderately wet all year with heavier rainfall between November and April. The southern states experience some rain throughout the year.

What to pack for Brazil weather

Pack light cotton clothes and waterproofs geared to the region you are visiting. Take warmer wear for visits to the south, if you are travelling between May and September, and sturdy boots as well as plenty of insect repellent if visiting the Amazon.

Tropical storm risk: Brazil cyclone season

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Brazil holiday weather averages by month

Check Brazil holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Brazil weather with the USA

Below the Brazil weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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