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Best time to visit Sao Paulo, Brazil

Our verdict

The best time to visit Sao Paulo is September-November

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Sao Paulo such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, September-November is the best time of year to go.

In summer, the temperature in Sao Paulo can rise as high as 30℃ (86℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 11℃ (51℉) around June.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Sao Paulo are usually in August, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Sao Paulo falls around January, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in August instead.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Sao Paulo below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

August

Sao Paulo seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Sao Paulo as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Sao Paulo 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 Sao Paulo

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 Sao Paulo 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.

Sao Paulo 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 Sao Paulo 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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Sao Paulo in January

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 211mm (8") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

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


Sao Paulo in February

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 166mm (7") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Sao Paulo in March

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 99mm (4") over 26 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Sao Paulo in April

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Sao Paulo in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sao Paulo in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Sao Paulo in June

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sao Paulo in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Sao Paulo in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sao Paulo in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Sao Paulo in August

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sao Paulo in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Sao Paulo in September

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sao Paulo 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.

Sao Paulo in October

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 72mm (3") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Sao Paulo in November

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 111mm (4") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Sao Paulo in December

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 148mm (6") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Sao Paulo is usually January, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (81℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Sao Paulo is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Sao Paulo is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Sao Paulo, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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