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Best time to visit Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Our verdict

The best time to visit Rio De Janeiro is September-October

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, September-October is the best time to go to Rio De Janeiro.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 32℃ (89℉) in Rio De Janeiro. The weather at night in the winter, which is around July-time, can get down to a minimum of 17℃ (63℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Rio De Janeiro are usually in January, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Rio De Janeiro in November – It’s the wettest month of the year.

For more information about when to travel to Rio De Janeiro, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

January

Rio De Janeiro seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Rio De Janeiro as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Rio De Janeiro is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Rio De Janeiro

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Rio De Janeiro for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Rio De Janeiro climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Rio De Janeiro for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Rio De Janeiro in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 102mm (4") over 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rio De Janeiro in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Rio De Janeiro in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 96mm (4") over 16 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rio De Janeiro in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Rio De Janeiro in March

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rio De Janeiro in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Rio De Janeiro in April

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rio De Janeiro in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Rio De Janeiro in May

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rio De Janeiro in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Rio De Janeiro in June

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rio De Janeiro in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Rio De Janeiro in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 9 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rio De Janeiro in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Rio De Janeiro in August

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rio De Janeiro in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Rio De Janeiro in September

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rio De Janeiro in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Rio De Janeiro in October

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rio De Janeiro in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Rio De Janeiro in November

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 119mm (5") over 21 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rio De Janeiro in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Rio De Janeiro in December

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 98mm (4") over 22 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rio De Janeiro in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Rio De Janeiro is usually January, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (86℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Rio De Janeiro is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Rio De Janeiro is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Rio De Janeiro, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in January are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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