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Brazil's climate

The vast size of the country means that the Brazilian climate can vary greatly from region to region.  The coastal cities of Rio de Janeiro, Recife and Salvador are hot and sticky for most of the year while plateau cities such as Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Belo Horizonte are milder.  The southern cities of Curitiba and Porto Alegre can get quite cold during the winter.

Rainy seasons occur from January to April in the north, April to July in the northeast and November to March in the Rio and São Paulo area.  The driest part of the country is the northeast, where rainfall is irregular and the evaporation rate very high.

For the most up to the minute weather information go to the World weather website.

Best time to go

If you’re headed to Brazil for Carnival then February is the time to be there.  You definitely won’t be alone though so prepare for the crowds.  If you’re keen to get away from the hordes visit in March or April, you’ll find the beaches are still amazing.  History buffs will find the weather in Brazil best between June and August to avoid the heat.

*The Small Print
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