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Rio de Janeiro – Best time to go

Best time to visit Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro enjoys a year-round tropical climate, with temperatures reaching average highs of between 24 –30 ˚C. The driest months are June to August and February receives the most hours of sunshine. In October, humidity levels can reach up to 80%.

Best times to visit

Spring Season

Thanks to the equatorial location of Rio, spring is very short and shows little difference from other seasons. The temperatures are warm rather than hot and the humidity is low. 

Summer Season

Most of the year is summer in Rio de Janeiro, with hot daytime temperatures and comfortable night temperatures. The summer months will have the highest chance of rain, although it is unpredictable when. On average December is the rainiest month. 

Autumn Season

Autumn in Rio de Janeiro is short with high temperatures and dropping humidity levels from the humid summer. Overall the season doesn’t differ much from the rest of the year, although March and April can be rainy. 

Winter Season

Winter in Rio de Janeiro is not like what we experience in the UK. The temperature remains similar to summer ones, dropping five degrees or so, and it can get a bit cooler at night. Rainfall is infrequent and rarely occurs during the winter. 

Favourite Season

We love visiting Rio de Janeiro between March and June or between September and November. Spring and autumn are short seasons and show very little temperature difference, but skies are clear and sunny, humidity is lower, rains less frequent, and crowds fewer. 

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Average weather in January

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
27ºC
126mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
26ºC
107mm
Manaus

Average weather in February

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
27ºC
118mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
25ºC
112mm
Manaus

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
27ºC
125mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
26ºC
74mm
Manaus

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
25ºC
101mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
23ºC
83mm
Manaus

Average weather in May

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
24ºC
78mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
18ºC
129mm
Manaus

Average weather in June

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
21ºC
58mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
17ºC
103mm
Manaus

Average weather in July

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
21ºC
39mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
17ºC
49mm
Manaus

Average weather in August

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
22ºC
40mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
19ºC
67mm
Manaus

Average weather in September

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
23ºC
65mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
20ºC
97mm
Manaus

Average weather in October

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
24ºC
82mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
23ºC
127mm
Manaus

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
25ºC
100mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
24ºC
109mm
Manaus

Average weather in December

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Rio de Janeiro
27ºC
135mm
Iguazu Falls (BR)
26ºC
101mm
Manaus