Best Time to Visit Brazil

Brazil is a large Country and has a mixed climate with a very dry region in the Northeast but is otherwise largely tropical. So whilst the best time to visit Rio de Janeiro is whenever suits you, it is a year-round destination, that is not the case for some of the other highlights of Brazil.

Best time to visit

Our individual Brazil itineraries indicate the best time to go on that particular tour and we have more information below. Our Brazil travel specialists will be able to advise you further on the best time for your trip to Brazil, depending on your desired Brazil holiday destinations or experiences Low season is March-June and October-December is a great time to visit the main tourist destinations in Brazil and avoid the crowds and the heat. It can be quite cool from July to August (usually in the low 20°c's). The hottest time is from December to February, when temperatures often reach 30°c and above. It can be humid with frequent short bursts of rain at this time of year. This is also the busiest time of year (New Year is one big party). Weekends are also busier than weekdays here, particularly in Rio and Buzios. Rio de Janeiro is a year-round destination, although rain can fall at any time of year. May to October is the best time to visit Rio. If travelling over Christmas/New Year or over Carnival, please be sure to book well in advance to secure availability. In Bahia temperatures vary little from month to month and it's warm all year round, with average highs hovering around 30°c. April to July is the wettest season (though it can rain at any time) and June to September bring slightly cooler evenings. Salvador goes mad during Carnival (February or March depending on the year) - more than 2 million partygoers hit the streets for a colourful riot of dancing and drinking - expect prices to hike and availability to fall dramatically. Iguazu Falls sees its highest rainfall between May and July, where the falls will be at their fiercest, but they are spectacular year-round. On the Southern Coast temperatures rarely exceed 30°C and generally do not fall below 13°C (night times in July). Even in winter (June-September), when rates are lower, daytime temperatures usually reach 21°C. Rainfall is a possibility throughout the year, but January and February often experience slightly heavier showers. High season is generally December to April when it's warm and humid. The springtime - September - October - is a lovely time of year before the humidity is too much. On the Northern Coast the temperature in Jericoacoara beach is constantly stable, rarely under 25°c or over 35°c. The rainy season is February – May but the sun shines all year round. July to November the wind is strong, which favours those wanting to be Windsurfing and Kitesurfing. Pantanal has two well-defined seasons: one dry (May to September) and one rainy (December to March). The best time to visit Pantanal is in the dry season when wildlife is generally better seen across the Pantanal and Amazon. May to September is also a more pleasant time to travel and when bugs are minimal.

Climate guide for Brazil

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Average temperatures (Celcious) and rainfall (mm)

Jan
36°C 13mm
Feb
36°C 6mm
Mar
36°C 9mm
Apr
35°C 3mm
May
35°C 2mm
Jun
36°C 1mm
Jul
35°C 0mm
Aug
39°C 1mm
Sep
40°C 1mm
Oct
39°C 5mm
Nov
37°C 8mm
Dec
36°C 10mm
Jan
34°C 11mm
Feb
34°C 16mm
Mar
34°C 14mm
Apr
34°C 13mm
May
32°C 13mm
Jun
30°C 16mm
Jul
28°C 14mm
Aug
29°C 10mm
Sep
33°C 11mm
Oct
34°C 8mm
Nov
33°C 15mm
Dec
34°C 12mm
Jan
35°C 11mm
Feb
36°C 9mm
Mar
35°C 8mm
Apr
33°C 8mm
May
30°C 11mm
Jun
29°C 15mm
Jul
27°C 4mm
Aug
33°C 5mm
Sep
37°C 13mm
Oct
37°C 10mm
Nov
35°C 10mm
Dec
35°C 10mm
Jan
33°C 11mm
Feb
33°C 11mm
Mar
32°C 17mm
Apr
31°C 15mm
May
29°C 3mm
Jun
29°C 1mm
Jul
27°C 1mm
Aug
31°C 1mm
Sep
34°C 2mm
Oct
35°C 7mm
Nov
33°C 10mm
Dec
32°C 10mm
Jan
28°C 566mm
Feb
29°C 142mm
Mar
28°C 165mm
Apr
28°C 185mm
May
27°C 121mm
Jun
24°C 0mm
Jul
23°C 0mm
Aug
24°C 0mm
Sep
25°C 0mm
Oct
27°C 5mm
Nov
29°C 10mm
Dec
30°C 92mm
Jan
37°C 7mm
Feb
37°C 8mm
Mar
35°C 9mm
Apr
34°C 9mm
May
32°C 5mm
Jun
32°C 5mm
Jul
30°C 4mm
Aug
34°C 4mm
Sep
35°C 6mm
Oct
35°C 6mm
Nov
35°C 9mm
Dec
37°C 8mm
Jan
34°C 14mm
Feb
34°C 15mm
Mar
33°C 16mm
Apr
32°C 8mm
May
29°C 3mm
Jun
29°C 3mm
Jul
27°C 3mm
Aug
32°C 2mm
Sep
35°C 3mm
Oct
36°C 6mm
Nov
34°C 10mm
Dec
33°C 14mm
Jan
36°C 13mm
Feb
35°C 9mm
Mar
34°C 19mm
Apr
33°C 19mm
May
31°C 6mm
Jun
31°C 5mm
Jul
30°C 7mm
Aug
33°C 4mm
Sep
35°C 5mm
Oct
34°C 8mm
Nov
34°C 13mm
Dec
35°C 12mm
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