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Best time to visit Salvador, Brazil

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The best time to visit Salvador is September-November

If you’re looking to travel to Salvador for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Salvador is September-November due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 29℃ (84℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 30℃ (86℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather in the winter, especially around August, can reach a minimum of 22℃ (72℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Salvador, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around January. The wet season in Salvador falls around May, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in November instead.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Salvador, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

March

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

January

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Salvador seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Salvador

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 Salvador 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.

Salvador 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 Salvador 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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FEB
MAR
APR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Salvador in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Salvador in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 19 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Salvador in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 102mm (4") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Salvador in April

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 168mm (7") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Salvador in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 211mm (8") over 25 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salvador in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Salvador in June

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 134mm (5") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salvador in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Salvador in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 106mm (4") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salvador in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Salvador in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 83mm (3") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salvador in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Salvador in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Salvador in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Salvador in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Salvador in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Salvador in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Salvador is usually March, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (84℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Salvador is generally around November. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in November first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Salvador is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Salvador, 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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